Iran's foreign minister has hailed the first meeting of Syria's constitutional committee in Geneva, describing it as the beginning of a "path to the rule of law" in the Arab country following over eight years of war.
"Returned from Geneva where I met with Russian & Turkish FMs, & UN's Geir O. Pedersen, on eve of inauguration of Syria Constitutional Committee," Zarif tweeted on Wednesday after returning to Tehran following multilateral talks with his Russian and Turkish counterparts and the UN envoy for Syria in Geneva.
"After years of devastating war, path to rule of law begins— thanks to Astana process. Difficult road ahead, but no other alternative," he added.
His comments came a few hours after the opposing sides joined the UN's Pedersen for face to face talks in an attempt to resolve the ongoing crisis in the war-torn Arab country.