UN chief announces the formation of Syrian constitutional committee

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the constitutional committee for Syria would be convening in weeks. (File photo: AFP)

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced on Monday the formation of a constitutional committee for Syria, a long-awaited step in a stalled peace process.

“It will be facilitated by the United Nations in Geneva,” Guterres told reporters, adding that it would be convened in the coming weeks. The United Nations sees the committee as a next step in efforts to find a political solution to end the more than eight-year war in Syria.

Last Update: Monday, 23 September 2019 KSA 17:16 - GMT 14:16