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Syrian Constitutional Talks 'Big Disappointment', Says UN Envoy

Syrian Constitutional Talks 'Big Disappointment', Says UN Envoy

Friday, 22 October, 2021 - 16:45
UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen gestures while speaking during a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia July 22, 2021. (Reuters)

The UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen said on Friday that the sixth round of the Syrian Constitutional Committee had been a "big disappointment".


He said the talks did not find a common way to draft a new constitution or agree on a date for the next round.


The drafting committee, comprising 45 representatives of Syria's government, opposition and civil society, has a mandate to draw up a new Charter leading to UN-supervised elections.


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