Mini-Committee of Discussing Constitution discusses Arabism concept and rule of law

Geneva, SANA- The Mini-Committee of the expanded body of the Committee of Discussing the Constitution on Thursday continued activities for the fourth successive day at the UN headquarters in Geneva with the participation of the Syrian Government-backed delegation and other delegations.

In a statement to SANA’s delegate after the end of the morning work session, a member of the Syrian Government-backed delegation, Mohammad Kheir al-Akkam said that today’s session focused on the issue of Arabism and the civilizational depth of its concept, and raising the issue of combating terrorism to the constitutional level, stressing that this measure is necessary due to terrorism to which all Syrians have been subjected.

Al-Akkam indicated that today’s session also focused on state’s neutrality towards religions, and respect for freedom of belief, adding that and that there are articles in the Syrian Constitution emphasize the rule of law and accountability.

Over the past days, the committee has held several sessions according to the agenda which was approved, and which was proposed by the Syrian Government-backed delegation, according to sources close to the UN.

The Mini-Committee consists of 45 members, 15 from the Syrian Government-backed delegation, 15 from members of the delegation of other parties, and 15 from members of the delegation representing civil society.

Last Friday, the expanded body of the Committee of Discussing the Constitution agreed on the members of the Mini-Committee and it approved a paper on the Code of Conduct and the measures which govern the work of the expanded and small bodies.

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