Pedersen said a virtual meeting of the constitutional committee would not be possible [File: Evgenia Novozhenina/Reuters]

Representatives of opposing sides in Syria’s war have agreed to reconvene in Geneva for stalled negotiations on the constitution, according to Geir Pedersen, the United Nations special envoy to the country.

A lull in fighting could provide an opportunity to start healing “deep, deep mistrust” between them, Pedersen said on Tuesday.

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“As soon as the pandemic situation allows, they have agreed to come to Geneva and they have agreed on an agenda for the next meeting,” he told journalists.

Pedersen did not give a date and said a virtual meeting of the constitutional committee would not be possible.

‘Key players’

In the same briefing, Pedersen repeated a

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