Putin and Erdogan 'happy' with Syria congress in Sochi

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A peace conference hosted by Russian Federation that aims to end the conflict in Syria has agreed to set up a committee to draft a new constitution for the war-torn country.

The lawmakers informed by the social media that the Congress was held under the slogan "Peace to the People of Syria".

The constitutional committee, which will consist of 45 to 50 members, will become a reality in Geneva, he stressed.

Also on Tuesday, Jaberi Ansari held talks with United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura.

A Russia-engineered peace conference aimed at bringing together warring factions in Syria has been fruitless, with the main opposition figures snubbing the talks and those who did attend walking out. The talks were moderated by Russian Federation and Iran, on the side of Damascus, and Turkey, which aligns itself with several armed opposition groups.

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Turkey will instead represent the opposition groups at the conference sponsored by Russia, Iran and Turkey, Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency reported, citing unnamed sources.

The deployment in the northwestern region was launched last October under a deal reached with Russian Federation and Iran during the Syrian peace talks in the Kazakh capital, Astana.

It added that a final agreement is expected to be reached in the UN-led Geneva process on the mandate and terms of reference, powers, rules of procedure, and selection criteria for the composition of the constitutional committee.

"In your final declaration today you've embraced 12 principles, developed in the Geneva political process, which describes a vision of Syria, that all Syrians should be able to share".

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