Lavrov Calls for Guaranteeing the Independency of Syria's Constitutional Committee's Work

SOCHI, (ST)- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has stressed the need to guarantee the independency of the work of the constitutional committee on Syria.

The three guarantor states of Astana Process on Syria (Russia, Iran and Turkey) will do their best to help the Syrians reach an agreements without foreign interference, Lavrov said in a speech during the 16th Annual Meeting of Valdi Discussion Club.

He expressed hope that the United Nations will work neutrally and honestly to facilitate the work of the committee.   

On September 23rd, UN Chief Antonio Guterres announced that an agreement was reached to form the committee for discussing the Syrian constitution, hailing the Syrian government's efforts in this regard.

 The UN Chief Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen stated that the committee will start its work on October 30th, 2019.

In the same context, Russian political analysts and researchers underscored that forming the constitutional committee is a great achievement for all peace-loving parties which aim at reaching a political solution to the crisis in Syria.

Creating the committee opens the way before a peaceful settlement in country and provides a chance to meet the aspirations of the Syrian people who should lead the constitutional process away from foreign interference, according to the Russian political analyst Andreh Stibanov.

Senior researcher at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry Yori Zenin, on his part, said that relentless efforts are needed to make the mission of the constitutional committee a success and to enhance dialogue in order to achieve rapprochement among the Syrian parties in the service of the country's reconstruction.

Hamda Mustafa