Print Edition - 2018-08-29  |  World News Digest

Second UN meeting on new Syrian statute next month

- AGENCIES, GENEVA

Aug 29, 2018-

The UN peace envoy for Syria will host senior officials from a range of Western and Middle-Eastern countries next month for talks on drafting a new Syrian constitution, the UN said on Tuesday. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura has been tasked with setting up a committee to write a new constitution for the war-ravaged country. He is already set to host a meeting on September 11-12 at the UN’s European headquarters in Geneva of senior officials from the main foreign powers backing the project, Syrian government allies Russia and Iran, as well as Turkey, which supports some opposition groups. And on Tuesday, UN spokeswoman Alessandra Vellucci said de Mistura had convened a one-day meeting on September 14 with senior representatives from Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the UK and the US.

Published: 29-08-2018 08:42

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