DAMASCUS (AFP) - Damascus and a travelling UN envoy on Wednesday announced "development" in the direction of forming a frame to agree on a post-struggle constitution for Syria.

The statement, following talks between UN envoy Geir Pedersen and foreign Minister Walid Muallem, was the primary time that Damascus has spoken of development towards forming the panel.

"splendid progress become made closer to achieving an agreement for a committee to discuss the charter," the overseas ministry stated.


Pederson in a announcement on Twitter pronounced "appropriate progress" and stated each facets were "getting towards attaining an settlement to establish a constitutional committee".

"searching ahead to discussions w/ the SNC rapidly," he delivered, regarding the fee representing the u . S . s competition.

Pedersen, a pro Norwegian diplomat who took over the process in January, arrived in Damascus on Tuesday hoping to push ahead with stalling efforts to end the 8-12 months civil conflict.

His predecessor, Staffan de Mistura, stepped down after his 4 years in the publish ended with a year-long abortive push to shape the constitutional committee.

The regime desires to amend the prevailing charter, whilst the competition have called for a new one.

Discussions were slowed down in disagreements over the composition of the committee, to be made up of a hundred and fifty participants: 50 selected by using the regime, the equal number by way of the opposition, and every other 50 selected by way of the UN envoy.

pro-government newspaper Al-Watan on Tuesday pronounced that a body may want to start work at early as September if Damascus agreed to Pedersen s list.

final month, the us stated it changed into time to scrap the constitutional committee initiative and come up with different methods to quit the battle.

severa rounds of UN-led peace talks have didn't stop a conflict that has killed more than 370,000 people and displaced thousands and thousands because it began in 2011 with the repression of anti-government protests.

In current years, a parallel negotiations music led via regime ally Russia and insurrection backer Turkey has taken precedence.

With key navy backing from Russia, regime forces have retaken huge components of Syria from rebels and jihadists in view that 2015, and now control around 60 percent of the united states.