26 Oct 2018 13:59

New constitution needed to encourage refugees to return to Syria - opposition rep

MOSCOW. Oct 26 (Interfax) - Representatives of the opposition Syrian Negotiation Commission (SNC) want Syrian refugees to return home from other countries but think that in order to encourage them to do so, it is first necessary to adopt a new constitution and hold free elections, SNC head Nasr al-Hariri said.

"We want refugees to return home. We are taking practical steps to encourage them to return," al-Hariri said at a press conference on Friday.

"But in order for them to return, both a constitution and free elections are needed. We demand the resolution of humanitarian problems and the return of refugees," he said.