Syrian government is ready to help form the Constitutional Committee and launch its productive work

        United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura invited high-ranking diplomats from the three Syrian ceasefire guarantor nations for consultations in Geneva on September 10-11.  Russia was represented by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin, Iran by Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Ansari and Turkey by Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal. Result of the talks: a team of 45 people will be tasked to draft amendments to the Syrian constitution. The group will consist representatives from the government, the opposition and the civil society, however the procedure for its work has not yet been agreed. The group will be set up to draft the country’s new constitution or amend the existing one.  The representatives of the three Syrian ceasefire guarantor nations – Iran, Russia, Turkey – and the United Nations have agreed in principle the lists of members of Syria’s would-be Constitutional Committee. Further work will be done by a technical team of experts. 

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Ansari, Russia's special envoy on Syria Lavrentiev, Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Onal and U.N. Special Envoy for Syria de Mistura attend a meeting during consultations on Syria in Geneva


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