UN sends invitations for eighth round of Syrian constitution talks
By 29 April
UN special envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen (photo credit: UN Geneva/flickr)
The UN special envoy for Syria announced [...] that he had sent invitations to the Syrian regime and the opposition for the eighth round of talks starting in late May, aimed at revising the constitution of the conflict-torn country.
Geir Pedersen told the UN Security Council that an agreement on a revised constitution could contribute to a political solution to the 11-year conflict.
He said the seventh session of the Syrian Constitutional Committee ended on March 25, with delegations offering “at least some revisions to some of the texts presented”.
Pedersen said deputy special envoy Khawla Matar visited Damascus and Istanbul afterwards for further discussions with the committee’s co-chairs and he had issued invitations for the eighth session on Tuesday from May 28 to June 3 in Geneva.
He stressed that the drafting process will only move forward if the committee’s work is “governed by a sense of compromise and constructive engagement aimed at reaching [a] general agreement of its members.”
Read the full article here: The New Arab