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Iran, Russia, Turkey to meet U.N. envoy next week on Syria - statement

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Iran, Russia, Turkey to meet U.N. envoy next week on Syria - statement
FILE PHOTO - U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura speaks to the media after his meeting with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi in Amman, Jordan, December 10, 2018. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed   -   Copyright  MUHAMMAD HAMED(Reuters)

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura will hold talks with high-level officials from Iran, Russia and Turkey in Geneva early next week on setting up a constitutional committee, a U.N. statement said on Friday.

The talks on forming a “credible, balanced, and inclusive” committee to draft a new constitution for Syria and usher in elections will take place ahead of his monthly presentation to the U.N. Security Council set for Thursday Dec. 20, it said.

(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; editing by Tom Miles)