The special representative of the UN Secretary General on Syria Staffan de Mistura. Ramil Sitdikov
WASHINGTON, 23 Oct – US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo discussed with the UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, at what stage is the establishment of a constitutional Committee to draw up the basic law of the Republic, told journalists on Tuesday the representative of the state Department Heather Nauert.
“The Secretary of state Michael Pompeo spoke with the special representative of the UN on Syria Staffan de Mistura and discussed the progress of the special representative on the issue of convening of the constitutional Committee,” she said.
Earlier in late September, the so-called “small group” on Syria, which includes USA, UK, Germany, France, Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, issued a statement that insists on a speedy beginning of work of the constitutional Committee in Geneva, de Mistura formed. They suggested that de Mistura no later than 31 October to respond, what to do. In Moscow criticized the pressure on the special envoy, noting that to put any artificial deadline would be a big mistake.