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US calls for ceasefire in Syria

The Syrian Constitutional Committee was established during the congress of the Syrian national dialogue in Sochi in 2018.

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United Nations: The United States calls for a nationwide ceasefire in Syria in line with UN Security Council resolution 2254 and hopes for progress in discussions, the US Deputy Permanent Representative Richard Mills said in a UNSC meeting.

“We reiterate our call for a nationwide ceasefire [in Syria], which is another key aspect of 2254,” Mills said on Wednesday.

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The ambassador blamed the Syrian government for the failure of discussions on political settlement and lack of progress, hoping there would be some progress during the next meeting.

“We hope that the ninth round next month in Geneva will be an opportunity for long-overdue progress that the Syrian people deserve,” Mills said.

UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen earlier in the day said the United Nations is working on the logistics of the planned meeting of the Syrian Constitutional Committee in July and has already sent out formal invitations.

The Syrian Constitutional Committee was established during the congress of the Syrian national dialogue in Sochi in 2018. It operates in Geneva and its main objective is to prepare a constitutional reform in Syria.

The Syrian war has been ongoing since 2011, with different insurgent groups – including terrorist groups – fighting the Syrian Arab Army in an attempt to topple the government.

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