In Syria, UN envoy hopes for return to talks on new constitution
By 14 September
UN special envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen (photo credit: UN Geneva/flickr)
The United Nations envoy for Syria said Saturday he had "very good discussions" in Damascus and hoped that talks on a new Syrian constitution could resume soon.
"We had very substantial, very good discussions," Norwegian diplomat Geir Pedersen said after meeting the Bashar Assad regime's Foreign Minister Faisal al-Meqdad.
"We discussed ... the economic and humanitarian challenges here in Syria, the challenges when it comes to livelihoods, and what we all can do to help improve that situation."
The envoy said he hoped "to move forward also on the constitutional committee" working towards a post-war constitution, and that it would be "possible to call for a sixth round" of talks between its members.
The U.N.-backed committee made up of 45 people – 15 delegates each representing the regime, the opposition and civil society – was created in September 2019 but has since made little headway.
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