Vitaly Naumkin appointed as senior adviser to UN envoy for Syria
Academic director of the Institute for Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences Vitaly Naumkin was appointed as senior political adviser to UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen.
"I am going to Geneva in this connection," TASS cited Naumkin as saying.
He earlier served as senior political adviser to previous UN Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura.
On October 29, the first meeting of the Syrian Constitutional Committee is expected to be held in Geneva.