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The foreign Ministry called "Astana in the format" on Syria effective

Moscow believes "in Astana in the format" talks on Syria effective, and intends to prevent attempts to undermine it, said to mark the beginning of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly the Russian foreign Ministry.

"As a permanent member of the UN security Council and a participant of "Astana in the format of" support the efforts of the special envoy Geir Pedersen, facilitate its contacts with the Syrian parties, including the establishment of an inter-Syrian dialogue in the framework of the "constitutional Committee". Are open to cooperation with other international players, but let's not undermine the effective working of "Astana", - said the Russian depodesta.

The meeting of the constitutional Committee of Syria may be held in August in Geneva

The meeting of the constitutional Committee of Syria may be held in Geneva in late August and then convened on a regular basis until the end of the year, said Tuesday the UN special envoy on Syria, Geir Pedersen.

"This body will meet in Geneva in late August, subject to the restrictions on COVID-19. He will have to meet regularly until the end of the year," said Pedersen, speaking at the donors ' conference of Syria "Brussels-4".

Pedersen assessed the situation in the Syrian economy

The special representative of the UN Secretary-General on ATS, Geir Pedersen related U.S. sanctions and the EU against Syria to the factors that weaken the economy of this country.

He mentioned the factors that bring Syria's economy "to the brink". In particular, he pointed to the banking crisis in neighboring Lebanon, which has had a significant impact on the Syrian economy, the fight against the pandemic coronavirus.

Pedersen hopes the meeting of the constitutional Committee of Syria

The special representative of the UN Secretary General on Syria, Geir Pedersen, said he hoped for a meeting of the constitutional Committee of the SAR in Geneva by the end of August.

"Despite the fact that travel restrictions are still in force, I hope that the session in Geneva can become possible by the end of August," said Pedersen.