Diplomat: Kurds' self-determination possible only in framework of new Syrian constitution
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Category: Diplotimes

Moscow - Self-determination of Kurds is possible only in the framework of the new Syrian constitution, Russian presidential envoy for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign MinisterMikhail Bogdanov told Tass agency on Friday.

"The self-determination of Kurds should be outlined in the framework of new Syrian constitution, and it should be coordinated with other participants in the negotiations process," Bogdanov said adding that "such issues should be resolved on the basis of consensus". Bogdanov noted that the decision to declare a federal region in Syria’s north was met negatively by participants in inter-Syrian talks in Geneva - both government and opposition. "This decision was beyond the framework of the negotiations process" - he noted. Moscow hopes Kurds will join Geneva intra-Syrian talks. According to the diplomat, Moscow hopes that in the light of the formation of the regional federal administration in northern Syria by the Kurds UN Secretary General’s special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura will invite them to take part in the Geneva talks. "We have said time and again that Kurds should be invited to the talks, Staffan de Mistura must do that".