Upcoming Geneva talks to focus on elections, constitution in Syria: envoy

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-25 22:45:36|Editor: yan
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DAMASCUS, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- The Deputy of the UN special Envoy to Syria said here on Saturday that the upcoming Syrian talks in Geneva would focus on discussing elections and constitution for Syria.

Ramzi Ezzedine Ramzi said four baskets would be under discussion in the eighth round of Syrian talks in Geneva slated for November 28, adding that the focus will be on the second and third baskets, pertaining the elections and constitution.

"The stance of the special envoy (Staffan de Mistura) is clear and hasn't changed. There are four baskets that must be dealt with. As de Mistura has said in his latest brief to the UN, there will be a focus on the second and third baskets that are concerned with elections and constitution," Ramzi told reporters.

Meanwhile, Ramzi said the political process in Syria won't be an easy task.

"The political process is difficult and complicated because the situation in Syria is complicated and we are building our strategy on a step by step process and I hope the next round of Geneva talks be marked with an active participation from the government with the presence of a unified delegation from the opposition, which could be conducive in pushing the political process forward," he added.

The upcoming Geneva talks will take place just days after the leaders of Iran, Turkey and Russia met in the Russian resort city of Sochi, where they supported a comprehensive dialogue for Syria.

The meeting would also come after the opposition groups agreed on unifying a delegation to the fresh talks, which marks the first time for the political opposition groups to unify a delegation to the internationally-backed talks.