11:02 GMT27 February 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow stands for early commencement of the work of the Syrian constitutional commission in line with the relevant decision adopted at the National Dialogue Congress in Russia's Sochi in winter, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

    "[The sides] discussed a number of issues related to Syrian settlement based on the UNSC Resolution 2254 with a focus on rapid start of work of the Constitutional commission in accordance with the results of the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi," the statement read.

    Earlier in the day, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov held a meeting with Qadri Jamil, the leader of the Moscow platform of the Syrian opposition.

    The peace process for the Syrian conflict, which broke out in 2011, has been discussed on a number of international platforms, such as those in Geneva and Astana, as well as the Sochi congress.

    The main result of the Sochi congress was the creation of the constitutional commission that would work in Geneva and focus on amending Syria's existing constitution.


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