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Russia Maintains Project to Establish a Consultative Mechanism on Syria's Constitution

19.05.2017 15:21

Moscow supports the proposal of Staffan de Mistura, the UN’s special envoy for Syria, on establishing a consultative mechanism on Syria’s constitution, Russian Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Friday.

"Of course, we back this", Bogdanov told TASS on the sidelines of the 9th International Economic Summit "Russia – Islamic World" in Kazan. "We support any advancement in any part of this large-scale work to achieve a settlement in Syria", the diplomat said.

This week, Staffan de Mistura put forward an initiative to create up a consultative mechanism on the Syrian constitutional and legal issues. It is expected that there will be comprehensive negotiations between representatives of the special envoy’s office and government experts and opposition delegations.

The proposed mechanism will deal with general aspects of the issues related to drafting Syria’s new constitution.