Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the first meeting of the Syrian Constitutional Committee with the country’s Security Council, the Kremlin said on Friday.

Russia hopes that the committee will work “without any external pressure from the part of the third countries,” Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters in Moscow.

The Syrian Constitutional Committee — made up of opposition, civil society, and regime members — began its work on Wednesday in Geneva with the UN facilitation.

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