Bogdanov: Russia is insisting on a speedy implementation of the decisions of the Congress in Sochi on Syria

Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, special representative of the President of the Russian Federation on the Middle and Africa East Mikhail Bogdanov

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MOSCOW, February 19. /TASS/. Russia stands for the active implementation of the decisions taken at the Congress of the Syrian national dialogue in Sochi, especially constitutional reform. On Monday said the presidential special representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.

“We need as much as possible to work on the implementation of the decisions of the Congress in Sochi, especially in regard to the creation of the constitutional Commission and the constitutional reform”, – he said.

“Are compiling the lists of Commission members,” – said a senior diplomat.

Bogdanov also stated that the zone of de-escalation in the Arab country should not become a zone of influence of foreign States. “When the active role of Russia created a process of Astana with the participation of three countries – guarantors, we were told that this process should take place under the auspices of the United Nations, bearing in mind that the zone of de-escalation should only be temporary in nature,” he said.