Syria: Statement by the Spokesperson on the start of the sixth round of talks of the Syria Constitutional Committee in Geneva

18 Oct: Syria: Statement by the Spokesperson on the start of the sixth round of talks of the Syria Constitutional Committee in Geneva

(Source: EEAS)

The European Union welcomes today’s start of the sixth round of talks of the Syria Constitutional Committee in Geneva. We are encouraged by UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen’s announcement that the Committee will now finally start the drafting of Syria’s new Constitution.

The EU fully supports the efforts of UN Special Envoy Pedersen to make progress on all elements of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254, and reaffirms that any sustainable solution to the conflict in Syria requires a genuine political transition in line with that resolution. The EU also emphasises the particular importance of meaningful progress on …