washington/moscow - The United States sends a delegate to Astana to attend the peace talks on Syria. That has announced the White House, after President Donald Trump had talked with his Russian colleague Vladimir Putin. During the G20 in Hamburg (5 and 6 July), both leaders meet for the first time personally.
The talks in Kazakhstan are an initiative of Russia, Turkey and Iran. Wednesday and Thursday is a new round. A ceasefire in Syria is the most important agenda item. Trump and Putin talked out with the other parties to do everything they could to put an end to the violence.
They also discussed cooperation in the fight against Islamic state and the explosive situation in North Korea. According to the Kremlin, the maintenance was business and constructive. Washington had the same opinion.