Although Syrian civil war had been definitely one of the most decisive issues to discuss in the context of the G20 summit in China, it seemed that the talks between USA and Russia to start a ceasefire did not have the expected development since there were no clear solutions found.
However, in the following days after the Hangzhou summit, the ceasefire became a reality when these two countries affirmed that they had reached an agreement. This means that the new deal would lead to a ceasefire and facilitate a broader military cooperation with the aim of destroying the Islamic State.
There are still significant obstacles in the way of carrying out this last agreement since hundreds of factions are fighting today in Syria and achieving a total cooperation is truly laborious. Nevertheless, the ceasefire is set to begin at sundown on Monday. As the Pentagon announced, a “cessation of hostilities” would have to be held for seven days before the broader military cooperation between USA and Russia would go into effect.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has agreed to comply with the new deal and supports the initiative accorded by both countries.