2 Aug 2019 13:26

Russia, Iran, Turkey call on global community to facilitate Syrian refugees' return home

NUR-SULTAN. August 2 (Interfax) - Iran, Russia, and Turkey, the countries guaranteeing the ceasefire in Syria, have called on the international community to facilitate the return home of Syrian refugees, the countries' joint statement adopted following the 13th round of talks in the Astana format in Nur-Sultan said.

The guarantor countries "highlighted the need to facilitate safe and voluntary return of refugees and internally displaced persons to their original places of residence in Syria, ensuring their right to return and right to be supported," the statement said.

"In this regard they called upon the international community to provide appropriate contributions and reaffirmed their readiness to continue interaction with all relevant parties, including the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and other specialized international agencies," it said.