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Russia, Iran and Turkey agree on Syria constitutional body, call for talks

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

The foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey said on Tuesday that a new Syrian Constitutional Committee should convene early next year, kicking off a viable political peace process, Reuters reported.


In a joint statement read out by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov after the trio met UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura, they said that the work of the new body "should be governed by a sense of compromise and constructive engagement".


De Mistura stayed away from their press event and was to address reporters separately.

 

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Russia, Iran, Turkey seek deal on new Syria constitutional body

Russia, Iran and Turkey are close to agreement on composition of a Syrian constitutional committee that could pave the way for drafting a new charter followed by elections, Reuters quoted diplomats as saying on Monday.


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