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Staffan de Mistura arrives in Damascus to convince Syrian government to join Constitutional Committee

Editing: Mohammad Alhaj |
TranslationEditor: Vera Halvorsen |
Translation: Muhammad Ghaith
Publication date: 2018/10/23 19:50

France - SMART

On Wednesday, the United Nations Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura will visit Damascus to discuss the Constitutional Committee with the Syrian government.

Ferhan Haqq, the UN assistant spokesperson, said in a press conference that de Mistura will visit Damascus upon invitation by the Syrian government. Haqq added that the visit will last for a few days and its aim is to convince the Syrian government of supporting the formation of the Constitutional Committee, according to AFP.

Haqq did not specify which officials de Mistura will meet during his visit.

Days ago, de Mistura said that he will resign at the end of November, 2018.

De Mistura's resignation coincided with pressure form the United States to nominate 50 of the 150 members of the Constitutional Committee by the end of October.