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Launching of the Syria Constitutional Committee
(Statement by Press Secretary OHTAKA Masato)

October 31, 2019
1. The Syria Constitutional Committee, which has been agreed to establish by the Syrian government and the Syrian Negotiations Commission under the facilitation of the United Nations, convened in Geneva on October 30 and started its activities.

2. Japan welcomes the launch of the Committee, recognizing it as an important and remarkable step toward the political settlement of the Syrian crisis. Japan highly appreciates the efforts made by the relevant parties including UN Special Envoy Pedersen.

3. Japan strongly hopes that Syrian-led discussion for Syrian people will be held at the Constitutional Committee in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2254, and that substantial progress will be achieved in the political process for Syria.

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