Senior officials from Iran, Russia and Turkey will meet in Geneva on June 18-19 for consultations with the United Nations about setting up a constitutional committee for Syria, UN Syria envoy Staffan said in a statement on Wednesday (June 13).
He will invite other countries for relevant discussions in due course, the statement said. De Mistura is tasked with picking membership of the committee, which is expected to rewrite the Syrian constitution, paving the way for new elections as part of a post-war political reform.
The UN special envoy discussed the latest developments in Syria as well as the UN’s latest efforts to reach a political settlement with the Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Tuesday.
They also discussed the repercussions of the deteriorating situation leading to the death of tens of thousands of Syrians, which represents a serious threat to regional and international security.