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Russian diplomats discuss with Assad Syria constitutional committee

Russian diplomats discuss with Assad Syria constitutional committee

Syrian President had a meeting with the Russian diplomats who provide assistance in shaping the Syrian constitutional committee, SANA reported. The war-torn Middle Eastern country is trying to cope with the consequences of the internal armed conflict and terroristic influence.

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad held talks with two Russian diplomats. Putin’s special envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev and Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin met with the legitimate Syrian president in Damascus on Friday.

The formation of the constitutional committee was the central topic of the diplomatic meeting, the local media reported. Syria heads towards peace and stability, it is time to make progress on the political track. The future Constitution and the mechanisms and procedures of its work is the cornerstone of democracy.

Both sides agreed to coordinate the next steps and to work jointly on the peace-making process. Syrian President has stressed the importance of not allowing certain countries to hinder that process, the statement said. Also, Kremlin further backed Syria’s right to defend its citizens, preserve the country’s territorial integrity and cleanse it from terroristic elements.

The discussions between Assad and Russian diplomats also dealt with the latest developments in the war on foreign-backed terrorism and strategic relations between Syria and its long-time reliable ally, Russia.

Russia’s military support helped Syria to get rid of ISIL cells, since September 2015, the airstrikes have helped Syrian forces advance against terrorists, who have been wreaking havoc in the Middle Eastern country since 2011.