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Common Ground Emerges in Turkey-Iran-Russia Talks on New Syria Constitution

Common Ground Emerges in Turkey-Iran-Russia Talks on New Syria ConstitutionCommon Ground Emerges in Turkey-Iran-Russia Talks on New Syria Constitution

A tripartite meeting between Russia, Turkey and Iran to discuss the formation of an all-inclusive committee tasked with drafting a new Syrian constitution ended without a major breakthrough.

Officials of the three nations acting as guarantors of a ceasefire in the war-torn country met on Tuesday in Geneva under the auspices of the United Nations, Al Jazeera reported.

In a brief statement issued after the meeting, UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said “some common ground was beginning to emerge” around the formation of the committee.

“Constructive exchanges and substantive discussions took place on issues relevant to the establishment and functioning of a constitutional committee.”

Hossein Jaberi Ansari, senior assistant to Iran’s foreign minister, headed the Iranian delegation and held bilateral and multilateral talks with the Russian and Turkish delegates.

During his stay in Geneva, Jaberi Ansari also met with some Syrian opposition leaders Monday night and Tuesday afternoon to discuss issues related to the Syrian constitution committee.

Details of his meeting with Syrian opposition groups were not available.

 

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