Russian Special Envoy for Syria, senior Iranian diplomat hold talks in Tehran – Reports

UrduPoint News / Sputnik – Russian Special Presidential Envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentyev and Hossein Jaberi Ansari, a senior adviser to the Iranian foreign minister, held talks in Tehran, media reported on Saturday.

The officials discussed recent political developments in Syria, the Fars News Agency reported, citing Russian Ambassador to Iran Levan Dzhagaryan.

The news came days after Lavrentyev, as part of a Russian delegation, held consultations on the formation of the Syrian constitutional committee with President Bashar Assad in Damascus and Turkish representatives in Ankara.

Russia, Iran, and Turkey are the Syrian ceasefire guarantors and active participants of the Astana process on the crisis settlement.

The latest Astana meeting took place in the Kazakh capital in late November. Following the meeting, Lavrentyev said that the work on forming the committee was close to completion, adding that the final agreement had not been reached yet.

The next round of Astana talks is slated for early February.

The creation of the committee, which is expected to draft Syria’s new constitution, was agreed upon during the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in the Russian resort city of Sochi in late January.