Press release on top-level Syrian consultations between Astana Process guarantor states and UN Envoy for Syria

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 18:35
Category: Foreign Policy News
Written by Vladimir I Poluektov
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On June 19, Russia’s Special Presidential Envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentyev and Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin attended top-level consultations of the three guarantor states of the Astana Process with UN Secretary-General Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura.

The sides discussed the formation and the functions of the Syrian Constitutional Committee in Geneva in accordance with recommendations of the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi. De Mistura welcomed the list of Committee candidates, compiled by the Syrian government.

The participants outlined further practical steps towards the earliest launching of the Constitutional Committee as an important element on the way to a peaceful settlement of the Syrian crisis as part of a structured and intra-Syrian political process in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2254.