The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) political committee on Thursday convened its regular meeting and discussed the latest on the ground and political developments, focusing on the developments in the work of the Constitutional Committee.
Participants in the meeting included SOC’s President Nasr Al-Hariri, President of the Syrian Negotiations Commission, Anas Abdah, and Co-chair of the Constitutional Committee, Hadi Al-Bahra.
Al-Hariri begun the meeting by giving an overview on the results of the meetings the SOC has recently held with permanent representatives to the United Nations on the sidelines of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly.
Participants also discussed developments in the work of the Constitutional Committee. Abdah emphasized that “the challenges we are facing is not only in the constitutional committee. We are talking about the political process in general.”
Abdah pointed out that had there been a political will on the part of the international community, the constitutional process would have been completed since 2017. He reiterated that the goal of the political process is the full implementation of UN resolution 2254 and the Geneva Communique of 2012, adding that the Commission’s involvement in the Constitutional Committee does not mean that all political work is limited to it but is one of the paths of a political solution.
Al-Bahra talked about the latest discussions on an agreement on the agenda of the next round, making it clear that there is no agreement until the moment due to the regime’s intransigence and its rejection of the proposals presented on the agenda.
Then the Constitutional Working Group presented its work report, making it clear that it had completed the first phase of its work which included a summary of the constitutional discussions on basic issues such as the name of the state, the form of government, the official language, the flag and the national anthem, the conditions for running for presidency, sources of legislation, and the personal status laws.
Moreover, the SOC’s Jazira and Euphrates Committee and the SOC’s offices in the liberated areas submitted their work reports detailing the results of their work in recent months. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)