According to UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen, the Syria crisis can only be solved through international cooperation.
The Syrians cannot solve all the problems on their own, so international cooperation is needed, Perdersen said Friday at a press conference at the UN office in Geneva.
The UN special envoy for Syria also called on the parties to the conflict, the government and opposition, to start drafting the Syrian constitution.
He also advocated for countries with different perspectives to work together and take concrete steps to move the political process forward.
The Syrian talks have not yet tangibly changed the lives of the Syrian people or created a realistic vision for their future, Pedersen stressed.
Imposing the will of one actor or group alone will not achieve a solution, the UN special envoy for Syria stressed.
Pederson earlier announced the fifth session of the Syrian Constitutional Committee on January 25. According to Pedersen, principles of the Syrian constitution will be discussed at this meeting.
The idea of forming a constitutional committee first became concrete at the Syrian National Dialogue Congress held in Sochi on January 29-30, 2018.
The agreement on holding such a Syrian National Dialogue Congress was reached in November 2017 by the presidents of Iran, Turkey and Russia – the guarantors of the Astana process – at a meeting in Russia.
At Iran’s initiative, the Astana peace talks for Syria began in January 2017 in cooperation with Russia and Turkey.
by Basit Abbasi – CCTV