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Syria: Armed Conflict

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL11111, tabled on 29 October 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government why they were not represented at the Summit on the Syrian conflict on 27 October in Istanbul.

Answered on

9 November 2018

​We support all efforts to end the Syria conflict. The meeting in Istanbul on 27 October was a one-off summit at Turkey's initiative with the aim of bridging differences between members of the Syria Small Group and the Astana guarantors (Russia, Iran, Turkey). We worked with France, Germany and Turkey in advance of the summit and hosted a meeting of the Syria Small Group on 29 October to agree next steps. We would expect to be involved were the summit to develop into a continuing process.