WATCH as Lavrov announces a new Syrian constitutional committee is established

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January 31, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

SOCHI, Russia – Participants of the Syrian National Congress in Sochi have made a decision to establish a constitutional committee, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday according to TASS.

“During the congress, a decision was made to form a constitutional committee, comprising delegates elected during today’s congress, and also to include representatives of groups who were absent for various reasons,” Lavrov said.

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UN Special Envoy on Syria Staffan De Mistura also made the same announcement.

“This achievement – the establishment of the constitutional commission – will be forwarded to the UN, in line with resolution 2254, the work of this new structure – the constitutional committee to prepare the Syrian constitution – will be organized in Geneva,” the Russian foreign minister said.

“We expect that de Mistura, whom the congress requested to assist the work of this constitutional committee, will organize practical work in full compliance with his credentials under resolution 2254. We expect that he will soon come up with practical ideas of how he plans to do this,” Lavrov added.

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