Pedersen: Starting work of Committee of Discussing Constitution an important step towards finding political solution to crisis in Syria

Geneva, SANA- The Committee of Discussing the Constitution on Wednesday started activities in Geneva with the participation of 150 members who represent the delegation which is supported by the Syrian Government, the delegation of other parties and the delegation of the civil society as each of them includes 50 members evenly.

UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen, in a speech during the opening of the works of the committee, said that starting the work of the committee represents an important step on the road of finding a sustainable political solution to the crisis in Syria according to the International Security Council’s resolution no. 2254, affirming that the constitution is owned by the Syrian people only.

Pedersen indicated that the members of the committee are meeting in Geneva based on basic principles which are the adherence to Syria’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity and respecting the UN Charter and the Security Council’s resolutions.

Pedersen affirmed that the Syrian people only decide the future of their country, indicating that the committee may discuss the constitution of the year 2012 or amend it or to put a draft of a new constitution and submit it to a popular referendum, while the role of the UN is limited to contributing to facilitating the work of the Committee of Discussing the Constitution.

Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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