Damascus blames opposition's obstruction
Syria constitution talks remain inconclusive: UN envoy
UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pederson said the second rounds of the meeting of the Constitutional Committee held for a week in Geneva concluded with no agreement on the agenda despite of "good and serious" discussions.
Iran Press/ Europe: "There were daily rounds of discussions with the various delegations, which were good, serious and professional. We were trying to reach an agreement, but we could not do that,” the Norwegian diplomat told reporters hoping that date of the next round will be set.
Head of the Syrian delegation in the talks Ahmad al-Kuzbari said that the committee was not able to hold any session because of the opposition delegation’s refusal to discuss the national agenda and principles.
“The national delegation is always ready to continue working in accordance with the compass of the Syrian people and not the compass of other countries,” he said in a statement.
In early November, the first round of the body's meetings tasked with drafting a new constitution for Syria took place in Geneva.
The constitutional review is a central part of the UN plan defined by Security Council Resolution 2254, adopted in December 2015, to pave the way for a political settlement.