Syrian Constitutional Committee Ends With Disagreements

Al Mayadeen

The Syrian Constitutional Committee’s sixth round concludes amid conflicts among members over the constitutional principles.

According to Al-Mayadeen’s correspondent, the work of the Syrian Constitutional Committee concluded without establishing shared understandings on the constitutional articles submitted during the sixth session.

Our correspondent divulged that the UN envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen said the discussion was a “big disappointment,” citing a lack of proper understanding on how to move forward.

Achievements that were hoped for were not achieved after each side presented their view on the four constitutional principles presented.

On his account, the head of the Syrian government delegation, Ahmed Al-Kuzbari expressed that the government had done everything it could to make the rounds of success and welcomed proposals made by the participants, some of which included proposals “far from reality.”

Al-Kuzbari added that the opposing side was “attempting to legitimize the Turkish and US occupation of Syrian territory.”

In recent days, the Syrian Constitutional Committee discussed four principles:

1. Sovereignty

2. The army, security, armed forces, and intelligence,

3. The rule of law

4. Terrorism and extremism

The Syrian Constitutional Committee was established in 2019 and consists of 150 members who form the represented factions among three Syrian parties: The government, the opposition, and civil society.