Iran underscores drafting Syrian constitution without foreign interference

Tehran, IRNA – Senior Advisor to Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Asghar Khaji in a meeting with the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen emphasized drafting the Syrian constitution without foreign interference.

Khaji and Pedersen met on Tuesday evening to discuss the ongoing sixth round of talks in Geneva between Syrian Government and the opposition to draft the Syrian constitution.

Pedersen gave a positive assessment of this round of talks, expressing hope that this round would see progress.

Khaji welcomed positive outcome of the sixth meeting of Syrian Constitutional Committee, highlighting Iran’s support of efforts made by the UN Special Envoy for Syria.

The Iranian official also underlined that drafting Syrian constitution must be done without foreign interference and through national dialogue and that Iran supported the process in the framework of Astana Format.

Khaji stressed the necessity of lifting sanctions against Syria and urged the UN to facilitate humanitarian aids and funding reconstruction in Syria.

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