Mogherini Says Asked Astana Guarantors To Help Establish Syrian Constitutional Committee

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Mogherini Says Asked Astana Guarantors to Help Establish Syrian Constitutional Committee

EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini said Thursday she had personally asked the three guarantors of the Astana peace process � Russia, Turkey and Iran � to "strongly support" the establishment of the Syrian constitutional committee

BRUSSELS (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 14th March, 2019) EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini said Thursday she had personally asked the three guarantors of the Astana peace process Russia, Turkey and Iran to "strongly support" the establishment of the Syrian constitutional committee.

"I have personally asked the three Astana guarantors, who are here with us today, to strongly support the establishment of the constitutional committee and the confidence-building measures between parties, including the release of detainees," Mogherini said at Third Brussels Conference "Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region."

The creation of the committee was first agreed upon during the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in the Russian city of Sochi in January 2018.

The body is expected to include the representatives of the Syrian government, opposition and civil society. The United Nations has been helping to draft the list of the Syrian constitutional committee members.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said in February that the United Nations believed six people in the list of candidates for the Syrian constitutional committee should be replaced. On Wednesday, UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen confirmed the United Nations' discontent with the list of candidates, but noted that the talks on its composition were continuing.

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