By Santo D. Banerjee
NEW YORK - The Syrian conflict seems to be finally reaching a long-awaited breakthrough. Diverse parties to the conflict have finally expressed their readiness to sit at negotiating table. This time, primary parties to the conflict are not the only ones willing to discuss possible ways of resolving the long-drawn deadly confrontation – those indirectly involved are also willing to join. With this in view, they chose a neutral and perhaps the most suitable platform in the area – Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan.
Negotiations on settling the Syrian conflict have been under way for almost three years, since it erupted. The formats, platforms and the parties involved in negotiations have been changing. There were meetings in Lausanne and rounds of peace talks in Vienna and Geneva.
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