UN envoy meets with Syrian foreign minister in Damascus

by Reuters
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 09:44 GMT

GENEVA, Oct 16 (Reuters) - United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen held talks with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem in Damascus on Wednesday, his spokeswoman said.

Pedersen was expected to raise Turkey's week-old incursion in northeastern Syria, diplomats said.

His trip had been planned to discuss preparations for the first meeting of Syria's Constitutional Committee, due to take place in Geneva on Oct. 30.

(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; editing by John Stonestreet)

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