Iran's Foreign Minister arrived in Moscow early Wednesday to attend a four-way meeting with his Syrian, Turkish, and Russian counterparts in a summit hosted by the Kremlin.

Iran PressEurope: Prior to Hossein Amir-Abdollahian's departure, the spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, Nasser Kanaani, told reporters in Tehran that the Iranian side is pushing to "bridge differences" between Syria and Turkey and help cement peace and stability in the region.

The four-way meeting is expected to focus on tensions between Syria and Turkey. 

The process of normalizing relations between Ankara and Damascus kicked off on December 28, 2022, when the Russian, Syrian, and Turkish defense ministers met in Moscow. The ministers agreed to set up a joint trilateral commission. These consultations are to be followed by a meeting of the countries’ foreign ministers who will look at holding talks between Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Bashar Assad of Syria. Later, it was announced that the top Iranian diplomat would take part too.

On May 3, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced that a four-party meeting of the Turkish, Russian, Syrian, and Iranian foreign ministers might take place in Moscow on May 10.


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