Members of the Syrian National Coalition’s political committee on Saturday convened in the presence of Head of the Syrian Negotiations Commission, Nasr al-Hariri, as part of preparations for the second meeting of the Constitutional Committee due to begin on Monday.
Participants in the meeting reviewed the constitutional papers that were discussed during the latest meeting of the Syrian Negotiations Commission in Riyadh. Members of the Commission emphasized the basic constitutional provisions such as public and private rights of individuals, freedoms, and the separation of powers.
The participants also stressed the need for the Constitutional Committee to start discussing the main provisions of the new constitution, calling on the international community to continue to support the Constitutional Committee and to ratchet up pressure the Assad regime’s delegation to engage seriously in the work of the Committee.
They also discussed the briefing that the UN envoy, Geir Pedersen, submitted to the UN Security Council on Friday. The UN envoy pointed to regime’s responsibility for the deadly shelling of the Qah IDP camp in rural Idlib as he stressed the need to create a safe, neutral environment and hold of free, fair elections.
Moreover, they stressed the need for the international community to fully support a ceasefire and ensure an end to the bombing of civilians in Idlib as threatening the entire political process and risk impeding the progress of the work of the Constitutional Committee. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)