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Pedersen hopes the meeting of the constitutional Committee of Syria

The special representative of the UN Secretary General on Syria, Geir Pedersen, said he hoped for a meeting of the constitutional Committee of the SAR in Geneva by the end of August.

"Despite the fact that travel restrictions are still in force, I hope that the session in Geneva can become possible by the end of August," said Pedersen.

Earlier that a meeting was scheduled for August, said the foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu.

In Syria since 2011, the armed conflict continues. Negotiations with Nur-Sultan, known as "Astana in the format" (still the name of the capital of Kazakhstan), conducted in 2017, and January 2018 in Sochi was held the Congress of the Syrian acdialog, which was the first since the conflict began attempting to collect on the same negotiating platform broad composition of participants. The main result of the Congress was the decision about creation of the constitutional Committee which meets in Geneva and whose main task is to prepare the constitutional reform.

The next round of meetings of the constitutional Committee took place in Geneva in late November last year, but the meeting of a small group (which prepares major initiatives) did not take place due to disagreements among delegations.

In may, Russia's permanent representative at the Geneva office of the UN Gennady Gatilov said that the attempt of the constitutional Committee of Syria in Geneva will be made as soon as circumstances permit with COVID-19.