UN envoy speaks of 'solid progress' after meetings in Syria

FILE - In this April 30, 2019 file photo, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen gestures as he speaks to the media following a U.N. Security Council meeting on Syria at U.N. headquarter. Pedersen is reporting “solid progress” following talks with officials in the Syrian capital and says they are “very close to an agreement” on establishing a constitutional committee. Geir Pedersen spoke to reporters Wednesday, July 10, 2019, following two meetings with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem in Damascus.