The deputy foreign ministers of Syria and Turkey will meet on Wednesday and Thursday in Moscow, Turkey’s state agency Anadolu reported on Monday.
Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and Ali Asghar Khaji, the senior adviser to the Iranian Foreign Minister for Special Political Affairs, will also join the meeting.
The governments in Damascus and Ankara launched a Russian-brokered negotiation process last year and the first high-level tripartite meeting was held among the defence ministers and intelligence heads in Moscow in late December.
A meeting among foreign ministers was expected to take place last month, however the 6 February earthquake that hit southern Turkey and northern Syria appears to have slowed down the process.
Moscow last month announced that a meeting of the heads of foreign affairs was on the agenda, adding that Iran would also join the negotiation process.
The 12-year civil war in Syria opened cracks in the relations between Ankara and Damascus, who had been close partners in the first decade of Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) rule, which began in 2002.