Sochi conference sees Syrian delegates agreeing on rewriting constitution

Posted February 01, 2018

UN Special Envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, was present.

The lawmakers informed by the social media that the Congress was held under the slogan "Peace to the People of Syria". "Boosting the work of governmental and public institutions, protecting the infrastructure of private properties and society, and providing public services to all citizens in accordance with the high standards of management and gender equality".

Russia offered to host the forum in Sochi following a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Syrian counterpart Bashar Assad.

Russian Federation has faced questions over its role as peacemaker.

How to Watch the State of the Union
Although it may not be her intent, Waters runs the risk of stepping on her own party's response to the president's speech - Rep. And Ronald Reagan took advantage of television to show off special guests sitting in the crowd, a custom still in practice.

Not only some 70 delegates representing the opposition who had initially accepted the Russian invitation to attend the conference ended up boycotting the one-day session by refusing to leave the Sochi airport but major powers including the U.S., the United Kingdom and France also decided against taking part for fear that the outcome of the meeting would be very much to Moscow's taste.

During the congress, a group of representatives from the armed Syrian opposition refused to exit the airport in Sochi arguing that they were "offended by the presence of the Syrian state's flag and emblem". Instead, it asked the Turkish delegation to represent it.

According to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, a decision was made during the congress to form a constitutional committee, comprising delegates elected during the congress, and also to include representatives of groups who were absent for various reasons. The barbaric shelling of civilians has not stopped.

Euronews reporter in Sochi, summed up what the conference had been about.

Recently in World News