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1 March 2018

Proxy Center handles accreditation of Syrian National Dialogue Congress participants

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The list of international political events serviced by Proxy Center keeps expanding. In January this year, the company provided accreditation services to participants in the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi.

Proxy Center specialists delivered a full range of accreditation services to participants in the international convention, as well as media and staff involved in preparing and hosting the event.

Proxy Center personnel set up four accreditation desks in advance of the meeting at Sochi International Airport, the Main Sochi Media Centre, the Chistiye Prudy hotel and the Tulip Inn hotel. Proxy Center specialists trained more than 50 contracted staff to work as accreditation operators. The company provided the complete set of equipment for taking photos and producing accreditation badges.

The main accreditation desk at Sochi International Airport operated round the clock the day before and during the Congress, making sure delegations arriving on night flights would be served upon arrival.

More than 1,500 participants and 300 journalists were accredited for the Syrian National Dialogue Congress. Participants included Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, Chairman of the Federation of the Syrian Chambers of Commerce Ghassan al-Qalla’a, and leaders of Syria’s various political, ethnic and religious groups. Delegations from Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, Iran, Turkey and a number of other countries took part as observers.

The Forum’s key topics included launch of work to draft a new Syrian constitution and formation of a constitutional committee. The establishment of a constitutional committee, to be based in Geneva and charged with drafting amendments to the existing Syrian constitution, is the key outcome of the Congress.

In addition, participants in the Syrian National Dialogue Congress adopted a declaration of principles for the future of their country, envisaging respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of the Syrian Arab Republic and provision of fundamental rights to all its ethnic and religious groups.

On 3 February, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres thanked the Russian Federation for hosting the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi. The Congress concluded with a statement in line with a common understanding of the nature and outcome of the meeting, the UN Secretary-General said, adding that a final agreement on the composition of the constitutional committee was to be reached in UN-led talks in Geneva.