Head of the Syrian Negotiations Commission Nasr al-Hariri said that the Commission intends to hold a workshop in its office in Geneva, Switzerland, with the aim of discussing the constitutional process within the framework of political transition as was stipulated in UN Security Council resolution 2254.
In a statement issued on Friday, Hariri said that the workshop would be held as soon as possible. He said that the move comes as part of the Commission’s efforts to ensure the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 2254 in the UN-led political process to bring about a political transition that meets the aspirations of the Syrian people.
Hariri pointed out that participants in the workshop would include members of the Constitutional Committee which was formed within the Commission headed by Nashat Taaima as well as Arab and international experts. He emphasized that the workshop would discuss all issues related to the requirements of the constitutional process now and in the future.
Hariri stressed that the work of the workshop has nothing to do whatsoever with the outcome of the Sochi conference. He pointed out that the workshop is a follow-up to the work of the Constitutional Committee which began a year ago to reach the best formula that serves the political transition process in accordance with UN Security Council resolution 2254.
A delegation of the Syrian Negotiations Commission headed by Hariri arrived in the German city of Munich on Thursday to participate in the Munich Security Conference. The delegation will meet with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday.
The meeting with the UN chief will discuss key issues in Syria, most importantly the Assad regime’s military escalation in northern rural Homs, eastern Ghouta, Idlib and Aleppo. It will also address other key issues such as the issue of detainees and the latest briefing by the UN envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura to the UN Security Council. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)