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Syrian peace talks in Kazakhstan may be postponed due to coronavirus

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An Iranian man wearing face mask and protective gloves leaves a Taxi in Tehran, Iran, 2 March 2020. Following coronavirus crisis many Iranians has started self-quarantine and stop going out as much as they can.

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NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – It’s not known whether the next round of Syrian talks scheduled for March in Kazakhstan’s capital Nur-Sultan will be postponed, First Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Shakhrat Nuryshev said on 2 March.
The XIV round of negotiations to resolve the situation in Syria was scheduled for March 2020. The guarantor states are Russia, Turkey and Iran. At the same time, from 5 March, Iranian citizens will be banned from entering Kazakhstan due to the coronavirus outbreak, he said.
“To hold the 14th round of talks on Syria in March was a decision following the December meeting in the framework of the Astana process, but the states- guarantor have not yet confirmed specific dates for the event. We will wait for specific proposals and take appropriate measures,” Nuryshev told a government press conference.
However, the decree of the chief medical officer on measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus stipulates special conditions for official and government delegations, as well as holders of official and diplomatic passports.

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