Russia’s Putin will meet with Erdogan and Raisi next Tuesday to discuss Syria, the Kremlin – Henry Club

The Kremlin said Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to discuss Syria during his visit to Tehran next Tuesday.

This will be Putin’s second foreign visit since the start of Moscow’s armed intervention in Ukraine on February 24, following a visit to Central Asia in late June.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the three leaders – from the three guarantors of the Astana process, which is designed to find a peace settlement in Syria – will hold a tripartite meeting.

Russia and Iran are major military and political supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, while Turkey has provided military aid to the Free Syrian Army and other rebel groups still fighting against Assad’s forces in northwestern Syria. .

The Kremlin said on Monday that Putin and Erdogan, who has been mediating between Moscow and Kyiv since Russia sent its armed forces to Ukraine on February 24, would hold personal talks soon after a phone conversation in which they shared grain. Discussed efforts to facilitate exports from Ukraine

Peskov made no mention of any bilateral meeting between Putin and Raisi in Tehran on Tuesday.