The document expresses the determination of the guarantor countries to continue cooperating to combat that scourge and oppose separatist plans aimed at undermining Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and threatening the security of neighboring countries.
“We condemn the growing presence and activity of terrorist groups and related structures operating under different cartels in different parts of Syria, including attacks on civilian infrastructure causing civilian casualties,” the text noted.
Nursultan hosted since yesterday the talks on Syria in the Astana format with the participation of delegations of the guarantor states, in addition to the Syrian government and the armed opposition of that Arab nation.
Kazakh Foreign Ministry spokesman Aibek Smadiyarov said that the consultations were also attended by representatives of the United Nations, Jordan, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Committee of the Red Cross as observers.
The agenda of the meeting included bilateral and trilateral consultations at expert level and a plenary session with all parties on Thursday.
Since March 2011, Syria has been the victim of a conflict that has destroyed the country in which government forces are facing armed opposition groups and terrorist organizations.
The solution to the problem is negotiated through two platforms, that of Geneva, under the auspices of the UN, and that of Astana (former name of the capital of Kazakhstan, now Nursultan).