Iran joins quartet to discuss Syrian constitutional committee

June 18, 2018

TEHRAN – Hossein Jaberi Ansari, a senior aide to Iranian foreign minister and Iran’s representative in Syria talks, left Tehran on Monday to attend a four-sided meeting in Geneva to discuss a future Syrian constitutional committee.

High representatives of the countries acting as guarantors of ceasefire in Syria - Russia, Iran and Turkey - met with the UN secretary general’s special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura, according to Tass.

On Tuesday, a plenary meeting is set to take place, which will also involve de Mistura. 

Participants in the Syrian National Dialogue Congress, held in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on January 30, decided to establish a constitutional committee that will work on the country’s new constitution together with de Mistura. The full candidate list will comprise 150 people, including 100 representatives of the Syrian government and domestic opposition, as well as 50 members of the foreign-based opposition. 

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