Syrian peace conference delegates announce progress in Sochi

Lucy Bush
February 1, 2018

"The UN-led Geneva process will agree on the proposals the special envoy will make on the mandate, terms of reference, powers, rules of procedure and selection criteria for the composition of the constitutional committee in Geneva".

A final statement said the Syrian National Dialogue Congress "affirmed respect and full commitment to the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Syria", according to the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency.

The lawmakers informed by the social media that the Congress was held under the slogan "Peace to the People of Syria".

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Russian Federation is the most powerful ally of President Bashar al-Assad and his government.

The Syrian Negotiation Commission (SNC) which arrived from Ankara decided not to attend the congress when they saw the Syrian regime flag at the airport and the conference venue.

In particular, based on the consensus of the delegates, a constitutional committee dedicated to promoting a constitutional reform was created at the congress, which consists of the Syrian government delegation and the widely-represented opposition delegation.

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"But we were surprised that none of the promises made has been fulfilled".

Leaders said they are satisfied with results of Syria peace congress, noting that the outcome of Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi is "important achievement" despite problems.

A peace conference hosted by Russian Federation that aims to end the conflict in Syria has agreed to set up a committee to draft a new constitution for the war-torn country.

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The minister added that the establishment of the constitutional commission will be forwarded to the United Nations, in line with resolution 2254, the work of this new structure will be organized in Geneva.

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