The Syrian opposition has agreed with the presidency of Assad for the transition period

The new round of talks in Geneva able to announce the beginning of the transition of political power in Syria. About it RIA Novosti said a source familiar with the discussions.

“It is expected that the company will take 9 to 12 months, but in reality it can last up to 2021, should occur when new elections”, — said the Agency interlocutor. He added that during the transitional period will be discussed the new Constitution and the establishment of the future Parliament.

“Bashar Assad may remain in power during the transition period. For this reason there is a preliminary agreement. The opposition agree with that,” said the source.

Earlier, on 20 June RIA Novosti reported that the talks at the expert level between the UN and representatives of Syria’s opposition on constitutional issues will begin in Geneva on 3 July, a week before the start of the next official round of negotiations.