Russia and China vetoed a UN resolution backed by the United States that would have maintained humanitarian aid deliveries to Syria’s mainly rebel-held northwest through two crossing points from Turkey.
A spokesman for the Turkish Foreign Affairs Ministry, Hami Aksoy told reporters on Friday that the trilateral meeting of the presidents of Turkey, Iran, and Russia will focus on Syria.
A Russian presidential spokesman said on late Sunday that the war against terrorists in Syria would continue despite all opposition.
Turkish Defence Minister Akar said Ankara and Moscow have "healthy dialogue" on the ground, adding that his country did not seek to "face-off" with Russia over growing tensions in Syria’s Idlib.
The Foreign Minister's Special Assistant in Special Political Affairs and the accompanying delegation met with the Syrian and Iraqi delegations in the 14th round of Astana talks on Syria.
Emirati charges d'affairs says relations between Syria and the United Arab Emirates are solid, distinctive and strong and praised Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's "wise leadership" on Monday.
UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pederson said the second rounds of the meeting of the Constitutional Committee held for a week in Geneva concluded with no agreement on the agenda despite of "good and serious" discussions.
IP - Geneva: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday stressed on territorial integrity of Syria, saying Iran and Russia's presence in Syria is at the invitation of Syrian people and government.
The foreign ministers of Iran, Russia, and Turkey - three member states of the Astana process - met in Geneva on Tuesday night to review the latest developments in the Syrian peace process.
Iran's Foreign Ministry's spokesman expressed hope that the Lebanese nation and government would successfully pass the current critical juncture with unity.