13rd Astana meetings ended: rejection of autonomous government initiatives in Syria
The two-page statement issued by Astana and published by three guarantor countries can be summarized under the following headings:
Confirmation of Syria’s territorial integrity, independence, unity and sovereignty as a multi-ethnic, multi-religious, non-sectarian and democratic country.
The conclusion that a military solution to the Syrian problem is not possible and that it can only be solved by political means.
The continuation of the truce.
Establishing a tripartite mechanism for monitoring the ceasefire and preventing provocations against the ceasefire.
Joint struggle against ISIS and al-Nusra.
Supporting requests by armed opposition groups to attend a meeting in Geneva on 8 February.