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Syria’s Tomorrow confirms its participation in National Dialogue Congress in Sochi

January 28, 21:36 UTC+3 CAIRO

The group’s leaders called on other opposition forces in Syria not to refrain from attending the Congress

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CAIRO, January 28. /TASS/. Syria’s Tomorrow opposition group on Sunday confirmed its participation in a Syrian National Dialogue Congress due to be held in Russia’s Black Sea resort city of Sochi on January 29-30.

According to the movement’s press service, the decision was taken at a meeting of the movement’s political bureau in Cairo on January 27-28. The political bureau called on the group’s members who have received invitation for the Congress to take part in it in order to promote intra-Syrian dialogue towards a consensus among all the strata of Syrian society on the country’s future and to encourage political settlement process.

The group’s leaders called on other opposition forces in Syria not to refrain from attending the Congress.

The initiative to convene a Syrian National Dialogue Congress in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi was announced at the latest meeting of the Syrian ceasefire guarantor nations (Russia, Iran and Turkey) in Astana in late December. The forum is scheduled to be held on January 29-30. Along with the Syrian sides, it is expected to be attended by observers, including from the United Nations. About 1,500 delegates representing the entire spectrum of Syria’s political forces have been invited to take part. The congress’ key task is to set up a commission on working out Syria’s new constitution.

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