Iranian Foreign Minister's special assistant for political affairs said that Iran is ready to coordinate with Syria over the formation of the country's constitutional committee.

Iran Press/ Middle EastHossein Jaberi Ansari highlighted Iran's keenness to coordinate with the Syrian government which "showed great flexibility" in reaching the agreement to form the constitutional committee.

Iranian Foreign Minister's special assistant for political affairs made the remarks in a meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday in Damascus, Iran Press reported.

During the meeting, Iranian Foreign Minister's special assistant, informed Assad of the preparations for a meeting by Russia, Iran and Turkey in Geneva in the next few days, following the agreement on the final structure of the constitutional committee.

For his part, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad hailed the efforts made by Iran for the formation of the constitutional committee despite the "big obstacles placed by the countries that support the terrorists."

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad also underlined the efforts of Russia and Iran to stop the interference of Western countries in the Syrian political track through supporting a political process led by the Syrians without any form of foreign intervention.

On Aug 24, UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura invited Iran, Russia and Turkey for talks about Syria's Constitutional Committee.  

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