UN Syria envoy to host senior Turkish, Russian, Iranian officials

UN Syria envoy to host senior Turkish, Russian, Iranian officials

GENEVA
UN Syria envoy to host senior Turkish, Russian, Iranian officials

The U.N. envoy for Syria says he will host senior officials from Turkey, Iran, and Russia in Geneva next week to discuss efforts to create a constitutional committee that could help one day bring peace to the war-devastated country.

Staffan de Mistura has recently focused his attention on the diplomatic track with the three powers to try to craft a way out of Syria’s seven-year war.

The approach marks a departure from his months of repeatedly hosting delegations from the government and opposition groups for talks in Geneva that largely failed.

De Mistura’s office said June 13 that the "consultations" among the unspecified officials are to take place in Geneva on June 18,19.

He will provide further details at a meeting with reporters on June 14, the statement added.


Russia, Syria, Turkey, Iran, diplomacy, Staffan de Mistura