Special Envoy on Syria Says Constitutional Committee Could Pave Way for Genuine Negotiations, un.org

Opening a door to peace in Syria hinges on creating a constitutional committee that can forge ways to advance the political process with a view to ending the eight-year-long conflict, the new Special Envoy of the Secretary‑General for that country told the Security Council today.

Sharing a plan to move along a path to peace amid the current volatile situation on the ground, Special Envoy Geir Pedersen said his team would focus on maintaining direct and effective communication with the Government and stakeholders, strengthening international support and working on ways to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people.  After recent discussions, he said he sensed a wide acceptance among parties of convening a credible and balanced constitutional committee as soon as possible, which can be “a door‑opener to a deeper dialogue and genuine negotiations”. Läs artikel