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U.N., Syria close to agreeing constitutional committee - envoy

U.N., Syria close to agreeing constitutional committee - envoy
FILE PHOTO: United Nations Special Envoy to Syria Geir Pedersen attends a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia July 5, 2019. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina -
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – The United Nations is close to agreement with Syria on establishing a constitutional committee, the U.N. Secretary General’s Syria envoy Geir Pedersen told reporters on Wednesday.

The U.N. wants to convene the committee as a next step in efforts to find a political solution to end the war in Syria, but there has been no agreement so far on who should be on it.

(Reporting By Angus McDowall; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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