Seven nations urge UN to begin Syria constitution process

28 September 2018
photo credit: United Nations Photo/flickr
photo credit: United Nations Photo/flickr
The United States and six other nations called Thursday for the United Nations to convene a committee to begin drafting a new constitution for Syria. Britain, Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan and Saudi Arabia joined the U.S. in urging the world body and its special envoy for Syria to form the committee as soon as possible to promote a political transition in the war-ravaged country. The U.N.-led effort to bring Syria's warring factions together to draft a new constitution under which elections would be held has been stalled for years. The seven countries said in a statement they want the U.N. envoy to report back on progress by the end of next month.
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