17:00 GMT11 April 2021
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    The official is expected to address the political situation in Syria after visiting Damascus in February. Pedersen previously stated that the government and opposition forces have made very little progress towards creating a new constitution for the country, blaming it on a "lack of trust" between the sides.

    UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pederson is holding a briefing for the UN Security Council via video call from Oslo, as the Middle Eastern country marks 10 years since the start of the civil war there.

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