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3 Nations Start Talks on Syria

3 Nations Start Talks on Syria3 Nations Start Talks on Syria

Representatives from Russia, Iran and Turkey met in Geneva on Tuesday to discuss the creation of a committee to draft Syria’s new constitution.

Members of the Syrian opposition also arrived in the Swiss city where officials of the three nations acting as guarantors of a ceasefire in the war-torn country are meeting under the auspices of the United Nations, Al Jazeera reported.

“I don’t expect, let’s be frank, a major breakthrough, but I am confident progress is possible,” said UN envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura in a statement to the press in advance of the meetings.

“There is something moving in that direction and we need to capitalize on it.” The meeting in Geneva follows up on the agreement signed at the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi in January, whose final statement called for the creation of a constitutional commission comprising government, opposition and Syrian civil society members.

 

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