Sputnik EVGENY BIYATOV
The United Nations special envoy to Syria Geir Pedersen announced that he will travel to Damascus after visiting Moscow, where he will continue consultations on the work of the Syrian Constitutional Committee.
“I will go to Moscow on Thursday, where we will continue consultations with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and I am waiting impatiently for these discussions. After visiting Moscow, I will go to Damascus, and then we will see how,” Pedersen told reporters on the sidelines of the meeting on Syria in the framework of Astana. The consultations will take place. “
Pedersen added that during his consultations with the delegations of the opposition and the Syrian government in Sochi, the United Nations confirmed that the meetings of the Syrian Constitutional Committee could not continue in this manner as was the case during the last meeting.
Pedersen stressed that “changes are needed before we can meet again.”
Pedersen had previously expressed his disappointment with the last meeting, as the parties were unable to agree to hold a discussion in the committee’s small group.
The Russian Foreign Ministry announced that Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is scheduled to hold talks with Gerard Pedersen in Moscow on February 18th.