Russia hopes that an agreement can be reached soon under UN auspices on forming Syria’s new constitutional committee and that it can convene in Geneva as early as September, Moscow’s ambassador Gennady Gatilov said on Friday.
Gatilov, speaking at a Geneva news briefing, said that he expected UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen to announce agreement on the composition of the body soon after the conclusion of negotiations between the Syrian government and the opposition.
Asked whether the body might convene by year-end, Gatilov replied: “Even earlier, hopefully in September.”
Talks on post-war Syria constitution to ‘continue’: AssadSyria’s President Bashar al-Assad said on Friday discussions would “continue” over the composition of a body to draw up a post-war ... Middle East
Russia: Syria constitution body could be agreed on soonThe Syrian government and armed opposition groups, together with both sides’ backers, could agree on the makeup of a constitutional committee in ... Middle East
Diplomatic Avenue: Joshua Landis on UN efforts to renew Syria constitution committeeDiplomatic Avenue