Syrian opposition: Turkey to represent us at Sochi summit

01 February, 2018, 00:52 | Author: Kim Reid
  • Praise & heckles as Russian FM speaks at Syrian National Congress in Sochi

Regime backer Russian Federation hosted the so-called Syria congress in Sochi Tuesday in which participants agreed on creating a commission to rewrite the war-torn country's constitution.

He emphasized that the achievement at Sochi will be a contribution to the UN-led Geneva process for Syria.

The phone call came just a day after the Syrian National Dialogue Congress, which took place in Russian Black Sea city of Sochi on January 29-30.

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During the talks, Jaberi Ansari and the Syrian dissidents exchanged views on the subjects discussed during the Syrian National Dialogue Congress and explored ways to restore peace and security to the war-stricken Syria.

The Congress wrapped up with a final statement that set up a 150-member committee tasked with creating a draft constitution.

Representatives from various countries and global organizations were also invited as observers of the congress. Russia, Iran and Turkey, guarantors of a Syrian cease-fire regime, were organizers of the congress.

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In a statement released Sunday, Nasser Al Hariri, who represents a separate umbrella group of Syrian political opponents as well as opposition fighters, said the High Negotiation Committee would not attend, instead maintaining a commitment to the UN-backed process.

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.

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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