Pedersen: Talks with the Syrian Government Are "Very Good"
The UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen expressed his hope for the resumption of the meetings of the Constitutional Committee and described the talks he held in Damascus as "very good."
The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen described the talks he held with the Syrian government in Damascus as "very good", expressing his hope for the resumption of the Syrian constitutional committee's meetings.
"We had very good and substantial discussions," Pedersen told reporters after meeting with the Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faisal Mekdad on Saturday.
"We discussed the economic and humanitarian challenges in Syria, the challenges related to livelihoods, and the efforts we can take to help improve this situation," he added.
Pedersen hoped to "push the work of the Constitutional Committee forward," revealing that it is possible to "call for a sixth round" of talks between its members.
Formed in September 2019, the Small Body of the Constitutional Committee consists of 45 members, representing the Syrian government and the opposition equally.
In January, the UN envoy for Syria had expressed his "disappointment" over the talks he held in Geneva on the Syrian constitution, explaining that the participating parties were not able at the time to agree on a common methodology.