Representatives of the United Nations and Syrian opposition are expected to hold a technical meeting on the new Syrian constitution issue in Geneva on July 3.
The recently-formed Syrian Patriotic Democratic Opposition Committee spokesman Monzer Akbik said that he was hopeful the draft of the new Syrian Constitution made by committee would be “approved by everyone” and that the result would be useful for the upcoming peace talks in Astana, Geneva, as well as other platforms.
Members of the Syrian opposition have discussed the implementation of Syria’s ceasefire, and continuation of negotiations in both the Geneva and Astana formats with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Syria’s Tomorrow Movement leader Ahmad Jarba said Thursday.
Syrian opposition group Syria’s Tomorrow is placing great expectations on Russia’s role in intra-Syrian dialogue that would include opposition and the government, Ahmad Jarba, the group’s leader, said Thursday at a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Russia and Brazil have supported early political solution of the Syrian armed conflict, the Statement of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Brazilian President Michel Temer says.
The tensions at the intra-Syrian peace talks have eased, but it is too early to speak of the transitional process launch, Chairman of the Syrian opposition’s Moscow Group, Qadri Jamil, said.
The upcoming round of intra-Syrian talks in Geneva is considered to start the period of political transition in the country, and opposition forces are likely to accept President Bashar Assad’s staying in power during this period.
Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei stated that Astana talks on the Syrian settlement show an example of successful cooperation between Russia and Iran.
A meeting of the BRICS foreign ministers announced its strong support for the Geneva and Astana peace talks on settling the Syrian conflict and welcomed the establishment of de-escalation areas in the Arab republic, a statement made Monday, following the activities and results of the recent meetings, showed.