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Jul 31, 2018
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UN Envoy plans to host Iran, Russia, Turkey for talks on finalising committee to draft Syrian constitution

The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria plans to host Iran, Russia and Turkey for talks in September on finalising a committee to draft a new Syrian constitution.
Staffan de Mistura's office in a statement today said, the Special Envoy looks forward to holding formal consultations with the three countries, very early in September in Geneva, in order to begin to finalise the constitutional committee.
Staffan de Mistura, attending two-day talks with the three powers in Russia, has received lists from the Assad government and opposition on proposed candidates for the Constitutional Committee.
Russia and Iran have supported Syrian President Bashar al-Assad through the conflict, while Turkey has backed opposition groups. The UN envoy told the Security Council last week that he wants to have the constitutional committee in place before world leaders meet at the General Assembly in late September.

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