The Syrian Coalition’s Negotiations Support Department held a workshop to discuss the various types of governance in the future of Syria on the sidelines of the meetings held by the Coalition’s political committee in the Turkish city of Gaziantep.
The workshop brought together legal experts and experts in the area of systems of governance. The participants discussed the pros and cons of the different types of governance and ways to pave the way for ending the decades-long authoritarian rule that existed in Syria and how to prevent it from being repeated.
Head of the Department and member of the political committee Hawas Saadoun said that the Coalition is working to provide the Syrian Negotiations Commission with new material and papers to support the negotiating process. The move also aims to help pave the way for a new system of rule as part of the comprehensive political solution that was outlined in the international resolutions on Syria, most notably the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN Security Council resolution 2254.
Saadoun pointed out that the Coalition continues to seek to meet the aspirations and ambitions of the Syrian people, namely to establish a pluralistic democratic system of governance reflecting the diverse Syrian society and ensuring the recognition of the rights and participation of all citizens and components of the Syrian society. He added that similar workshops would be held on a regular basis until they achieve the desired goal.
Saadoun pointed out that to bring about a genuine, comprehensive transition in the country in accordance with international resolutions requires laying the foundations for the establishment of a new system of government that prevents any state body or apparatus from monopolizing the decision-making process. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)