One of the Central streets of Latakia, Syria.
MOSCOW, 30 Nov — the US Representative did not attend the last meeting in Astana on Syria, obviously, because Washington is not interested in efforts for a peaceful settlement in the country, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
“We have to state with regret that the United States, which are observers in Astana format, refrained from directing a representative to the next meeting. Apparently, the American partners have their own views of Syria, they have little interest in efforts aimed at a peaceful political settlement in this country,” Zakharova said at a briefing on Friday.
The meeting in Astana lasted two days and ended Thursday. It was attended by delegations of the guarantor countries Russia, Turkey, Iran, the UN special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura, the Syrian government and the opposition. On the first day, Wednesday, November 28, was held two – and tripartite consultations, a meeting of the expert groups. On Thursday held further consultations and plenary session, where it was announced the final statement of the guarantor countries.