Russian deputy FM, Syrian opposition rep discuss establishing Constitutional Committee to draft Syrian fundamental law
MOSCOW. May 18 (Interfax) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov and the Syrian opposition's Moscow group leader Qadri Jamil of the Syrian Popular Front for Change and Liberation have discussed the objective of the prompt establishment of the Constitutional Committee, which should work on Syria's fundamental law, in Moscow on Friday.
"An in-depth exchange of views on the development of the situation in Syria and surrounding it took place during the conversation," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
"The parties addressed the outcomes of the ninth international meeting on Syria in Astana on May 14-15. At that, they emphasized the importance of the transition to practical steps in the political settlement of the Syrian crisis on the basis of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254 and taking into account the outcomes of the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi," it said.
"In this regard, the parties noted the objective of the prompt establishing of the Constitutional Committee, which should work on Syria's fundamental law," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.