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UN: 'I want to see steady progress' - special envoy on Syrian Constitutional Committee02:08

UN: 'I want to see steady progress' - special envoy on Syrian Constitutional Committee

United Nations, New York City
November 23, 2019 at 00:52 GMT +00:00 · Published

The UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir O. Pedersen said he would like to see steady progress in the work of the the Syrian Constitutional Committee which was launched in Geneva. Pedersen spoke to journalists after briefing the Security Council in New York City on Friday.

These are very very early days. We had a good discussion where we went nearly through all issues of relevance to the Constitutional Committee. There were some views I think that they actually agreed upon. And then, of course, there were deep divisions on key issues," said Pedersen,

The Syrian Constitutional Committee tasked with drafting the constitution met for the first time on October 30 in Geneva. It is made up of 150 Syrian delegates representing the government, the opposition and civil society.

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The UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir O. Pedersen said he would like to see steady progress in the work of the the Syrian Constitutional Committee which was launched in Geneva. Pedersen spoke to journalists after briefing the Security Council in New York City on Friday.

These are very very early days. We had a good discussion where we went nearly through all issues of relevance to the Constitutional Committee. There were some views I think that they actually agreed upon. And then, of course, there were deep divisions on key issues," said Pedersen,

The Syrian Constitutional Committee tasked with drafting the constitution met for the first time on October 30 in Geneva. It is made up of 150 Syrian delegates representing the government, the opposition and civil society.

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