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"A Constitutional Committee is to be formed, comprising the government of the Syrian Arab Republic delegation along with a wide-represented opposition delegation for drafting a constitutional reform", United Nations special envoy to Syria Staffan De Mistura said.

Ansari added that Iran called on Turkey to urge the different opposition groups to attend the conference, however it appeared that Turkey's influence was limited.

Organisers of the Sochi congress meant to bring together Syrians of all stripes to hammer out a new post-war constitution.

"The State is committed to national unity, social peace and comprehensive and balanced development with fair representation at the local administration level", the statement said. "But neither Turkey nor Iran nor Russian Federation, which are the guarantor nations of the Astana process, were invited". The talks were moderated by Russian Federation and Iran, on the side of Damascus, and Turkey, which aligns itself with several armed opposition groups.

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In particular, based on the consensus of the delegates, a constitutional committee dedicated to promoting a constitutional reform was created at the congress, which consists of the Syrian government delegation and the widely-represented opposition delegation.

Euronews reporter in Sochi, summed up what the conference had been about.

Participants of a Russia-hosted conference for peace in Syria have agreed to set up a commission to rewrite the war-torn country's constitution.

"In your final declaration today you've embraced 12 principles, developed in the Geneva political process, which describes a vision of Syria, that all Syrians should be able to share".