Russia, Iran and Turkey agree on Syria constitutional body, call for talks
GENEVA, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey said on Tuesday that a new Syrian Constitutional Committee should convene early next year, kicking off a viable political peace process.
In a joint statement read out by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov after the trio met U.N. Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura, they said that the work of the new body "should be governed by a sense of compromise and constructive engagement."
De Mistura stayed away from their press event and was to address reporters separately.
(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Kevin Liffey)
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