US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Levant Affairs and Special Envoy for Syria Joel D. Rayburn says the Syrian Constitutional Committee that is to meet on oct. 30 in Geneva is a “positive step.”

Rayburn spoke to journalists ahead of Wednesday’s meeting, noting his delegation came to Geneva to support the launching of the Constitutional Committee for Syria under the auspices of the United Nations.

“The Constitutional Committee is an opening to a political process under UNSCR 2254, and it will require serious engagement and commitment from all sides in order to succeed,” said Rayburn.

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