Second round of Syrian constitutional talks ends without consensus on agenda

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-30 01:38:12|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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GENEVA, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- The UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen on Friday announced the conclusion of the second round of the Syrian constitutional talks here, saying that the week-long talks has ended without reaching a consensus on the agenda.

"It was not possible to call for a meeting of the 'small body' because there has not been an agreement on an agenda," Pedersen told journalists here Friday while announcing the end of the talks.

"The co-chairs will go back to their respective homes where they will continue to work on this and I will come back to them very soon and based on those discussions, hopefully, we will be able to conclude on when we will have next session," he said.

Answering questions from the press, the UN envoy stressed that "it's very important that we continue to work with the spirit of compromise and their willingness to listen to each other".

The second round of discussions among the 45-member "small body" of the Syrian Constitutional Committee kicked off here on Monday.