UN: Syria’s warring parties agree to discuss draft constitution

UN: Syria's warring parties agree to discuss draft constitution

UN declared that  Syria’s warring parties have agreed to set up expert committees to discuss “constitutional issues” as part of the efforts exerted to implement   a political resolution to the crisis in Syria,  according to UN mediator, Staffan de Mistura’s office, Pess TV reported.

De Mistura held a series of separate meetings with representatives from the Damascus government and opposition groups to discuss “legal and constitutional issues of relevance to the intra-Syrian talks”.

A new constitution for Syria is one of the four separate topics or “baskets” on the agenda at the ongoing talks, in addition to governance, elections and fighting  “terrorism”.

In this aspect, the  government delegation head Bashar al-Jaafari however said his team had “not discussed any baskets yet”.

The official highlighted that the UN’s earlier plan as “too ambitious”. Jaafari also played down that the expert meetings would push the constitutional process forward.

“The work of these experts will have nothing to do with the constitution… They will not take decisions.”













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