The Damascus government has already submitted its own list of constitutional committee members to de Mistura
ANKARA, July 6. /TASS/. The opposition Syrian Negotiation Commission has prepared jointly with Turkey a list of 50 candidates to be included in the Syrian Constitutional Committee, and submitted it to UN Syria Envoy Staffan de Mistura, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said.
“On 5 July, the Syrian Negotiation Commission (SNC) submitted to the UN Special Envoy for Syria the list of 50 candidates, prepared in coordination with Turkey, for members who will represent the opposition in the Constitutional Committee,” Spokesperson of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hami Aksoy said.
“On the same day, Turkey officially confirmed in writing to the UN Special Envoy for Syria that it supports the list prepared by the SNC,” he added.
The Syrian National Dialogue Congress, held in Sochi on 30 January 2018, called for the establishment of the 150-member Constitutional Committee, with equal quotas for the Syrian government, opposition and the civil society. As the guarantor states of the Astana platform, Turkey, Russia and Iran have been working in close cooperation and coordination with the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura to implement the results of the Congress.
Damascus has already submitted its list of constitutional committee members to de Mistura.