The foreign Ministry called the draft of the Syrian Constitution a set of ideas

Maria Zakharova

The Russian draft of the Constitution of Syria is not a fixed blueprint, but a set of ideas. This was stated by the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, RIA Novosti reported.

“It’s kind of a starting point for discussion, to concentrate them [the Syrians] and their efforts are not empty talk, and the discussion of the draft future of their country,” — said the diplomat.

According to Zakharova, the representatives of the Syrian government and the armed opposition should “keep developments in Astana, which hosted the inter-Syrian negotiations, and to consolidate them.”

“They have each other to talk, to give their options to say what is acceptable, what is not” — she added.

Foreign Ministry spokesman added that the Syrians themselves must determine the state structure. Russia, in turn, takes the position of a single secular, democratic state.

On 24 January, the Russian delegation at the talks in Astana were handed over to representatives of the armed Syrian opposition proposals for amendments to the Constitution of Syria.

Currently in Syria there is one basic law adopted in 2012.