At the end of the 8th round of talks on the Syrian constitution, the envoys of Iran, Russia, Turkey and the United Nations discussed the results of the negotiations.
UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Otto Pedersen thanked the Three Guarantors of the Astana Peace Process for their cooperation and support for the continuation of the Syrian Constitutional Committee.
Pedersen also reported on this round of talks of the Syrian parties within the framework of the constitutional committee.
He described the atmosphere of the latest round of negotiations as positive, saying it was very encouraging and will pave the way for better results in the future.
The senior diplomats of the three guarantors also explained their views on the developments in Syria and expressed their concerns about the increasing problems of the Syrian people.
Iranian diplomat Ali Asghar Khaji has criticized the West for imposing unilateral and unlawful sanctions on the Syrian people and for making Syria’s reconstruction conditional on a political solution.
Khaji also condemned an increase in aggression by the Zionist regime and its attacks on Syria’s infrastructure and civilian sites, and described the international community’s silence on Israeli aggression as unfortunate, the Foreign Ministry website reported.
The Syrian Constitutional Committee consists of 150 members from the government, opposition and civil society. Each meeting is convened after being selected from a smaller committee of 15 members from each side.
All parties agreed to hold the next meeting in Geneva at the end of July. Before the four-way meeting, the envoys of the three guarantors of the Astana process held talks.