Bader Jamous, member of the Syrian National Coalition’s political committee, stressed the need to expedite the launch of the work of the Constitutional Committee and to remove all obstacles to its formation.
Jamous on Thursday participated in a meeting in Geneva which brought together the Small Group on Syria, the UN envoy to Syria Geir Pedersen, and a delegation from the Syrian Negotiations Commission headed by Nasr al-Hariri.
Jamous also underscored the need to convene the Constitutional Committee before the start of the meetings of the UN General Assembly in New York later this month. He also underlined the importance of utilizing these meetings to ensure the enforcement of the humanitarian provisions set out in the international resolutions, most importantly the establishment of a ceasefire, the delivery of humanitarian aid to those in need, and the release of detainees.
Moreover, Jamous stressed that the only way to end the conflict in Syria, restore security and stability, ensure the return of the refugees and the IDPs is through the revitalization of the political process that guarantees the release of all detainees and the drafting of a new constitution for the country. He said that this must take place in parallel with the creation of a safe, neutral environment through the formation of a Transitional Governing Body (TGB) laying the groundwork for fair elections under the auspices of the United Nations.
For his part, the US special envoy for Syria James Jeffrey said that the meeting saw “a very fruitful dialogue on the situation in Syria and the future course under resolution 2254.”
“We were appalled by the continued violent attacks and the slaughter of civilians in Idlib,” Jeffrey said, stressing that “this must stop.” (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)