UN supports creation of Syrian constitutional committee


The UN Security Council on Wednesday called on Damascus to work with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura on the creation of a constitutional committee.

“Members of the council have reiterated their full support for his leadership to facilitate a viable enduring political solution to the Syrian conflict,” Olof Skoog, Sweden’s UN Representative, said in informal comments to the media after a Security Council briefing by de Mistura on the situation in Syria.

The briefing included mention of UN Resolution 2254, which calls for a ceasefire along with a political settlement in Syria.