BUENOS AIRES, December 1. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed Syria in detail during the meeting on Saturday on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated, adding that there is hope of forming the Syrian constitutional committee in the near future.
"They have talked in detail about Syrian affairs," Peskov stressed. "They have said that the work on forming the constitutional committee on the outcomes of the recent Astana format meeting is still underway in the spirit of the talks of the Istanbul four," the spokesman noted.
"The work is underway, and there is reason for careful optimism that the Syrian constitutional committee will be formed in the foreseeable future, and that all the necessary representatives will be agreed on," Peskov stated.