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 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.
Russia has proposed July 4 as the start of a two-day round of Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana.
A fresh round of UN-sponsored Syria peace talks will begin on July 10 in Geneva, the UN envoy said Saturday.
According to BBC News, a group of UN experts, investigating the military crimes stated, that the U.S.-led International Coalition strikes on Raqqa led to a great number of casualties among civilians.
Geneva will host on June 15-16 discussions over the new Syrian constitution, with the participation representatives from the High Negotiations Committee (HNC), as well as the Moscow and Cairo platforms.
The Astana talks on Syria are extremely important and useful for the cessation of hostilities in the country, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said during a joint press conference with Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende in Oslo.