UN Envoy Shares Four Baskets Plan With Syrian Sides

The UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura Sunday gave a document with four agenda baskets to all parties in Syria peace talks to describe the general terms of governance and political transition, constitution, elections and counterterrorism.

“The items listed in the non-papers are not exhaustive and are designed to facilitate starting substantive discussions in relation to any negotiated political transition process,” the UN non-paper stated.

“The ‘fourth-basket’ should deal with strategic issues related to countering terrorism; security governance issues; and mid- to long-term confidence-building measures,” it said.

The non-paper elaborates the four baskets step by step with details and describes the general terms of the items.

The document also highlights the importance of free and fair elections, eligibility to participate in out of country voting, the eligibility of all Syrians to participate in elections, including members of the diaspora as well as including internally displaced persons.





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