Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Notes Progress In Forming Syrian Constitutional Committee

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Notes Progress in Forming Syrian Constitutional Committee

BRUSSELS (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 15th March, 2019) Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin noted progress in the process of forming the Syrian constitutional committee, saying it might be completed in the near future.

"I can say, without disclosing all the details of the ongoing diplomatic cooperation, that we have made significant advances on our way to complete the formation of the constitutional committee in the near future ... I am optimistic about rapid, effective and fruitful conclusion of our joint work which will allow launching this committee," Vershinin told reporters, adding that three Syrian ceasefire guarantor states were working on the committee formation in cooperation with the UN Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen.

"I also met with US Special Representative for Syria James Jeffrey and with a number of delegations; all of them underlined the need for the soonest launch of such a constitutional committee and completing its formation," the Russian diplomat pointed out.

Vershinin held a briefing after attending the UN-sponsored Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region.

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