Russia, Iran, Turkey to meet on Syrian constitutional committee: UN

Published: June 13, 2018
SHARES
Email
Staffan De Mistura is tasked with picking membership of the committee, which will rewrite the Syrian constitution. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Staffan De Mistura is tasked with picking membership of the committee, which will rewrite the Syrian constitution. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

GENEVA: 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 de Mistura said in a statement on Wednesday.

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.

There have been a massive displacement in Syria, just from January to April there were over 92,000 newly displaced people.

920,000 displaced in Syria in 2018, highest since conflict began: UN

This has been the highest number of displaced people anyone has seen in a while.

It brings the number of people internally displaced in the war-ravaged country to 6.2 million, while there are still some 5.6 million Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries, according to UN figures.

More than 350,000 have been killed, since the clash that took place in 2011, which is a biggest number recorded. A massacre indeed.

Facebook Conversations

Reader Comments (2)

  • cuban
    Jun 14, 2018 - 1:44AM

    Great – 4 countries run by despots are going to determine the Constitution of Turkey. That’s not much different than Assad doing it by himself. Recommend

  • cuban
    Jun 14, 2018 - 1:11PM

    With the exception of N Korea I doubt there are any countries less qualified to help Syria develop a meaningful Constitution. Recommend

Leave Your Reply Below

Your comments may appear in The Express Tribune paper. For this reason we encourage you to provide your city. The Express Tribune does not bear any responsibility for user comments.

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive. For more information, please see our Comments FAQ.

More in World