The Syrian Negotiations Commission met with a number of Syrian media activists in the presence of the Commission Head, Nasr Al-Hariri, and the Joint Chairman of the Constitutional Committee Hadi Al-Bahra and members of the Committee. They discussed preparations for the first meeting of the Committee scheduled for late October at the UN Office at Geneva and the role of the Commission in following up on the work of the Committee.
Participants in the meeting, which was held at the Coalition headquarters in Istanbul, stressed the need to support the work of the Constitutional Committee and to strengthen coordination with Syrian media activists in order to ensure the success of the work of the Constitutional Committee and achieve a political transition.
Al-Hariri gave an overview on the latest developments in the political process and the mechanisms of the formation of the Constitutional Committee as well as the preparations made by the Constitutional Committee during its latest meeting in the Saudi capital, Riyadh and the role of the Syrian Negotiations Commission in supporting and ensuring the work of the Committee in accordance with international resolutions.
Al-Bahra stressed that the Constitutional Committee will prioritize the rights and freedoms, security and military institutions, electoral process, and the mandate of the legislative, judicial and executive powers and to ensure their independence and that there is a separation of powers so as to ensure reaching a political solution and the drafting of a constitution befitting the sacrifices of the Syrian people and fulfill their aspirations.
Members of the Committee listened to a set of suggestions that were put forward by the media activists on the need to follow up on the work and activity of the Syrian Negotiations Commission and focus on the issues related to public opinion. Members of the Syrian National Coalition Riyad al-Hassan and Dima Moussa answered questions with regards to the legal aspects and the UN resolutions on Syria. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)