Walid al-Moallem reveals four points about the mechanism of work of the Constitutional Committee and the position of the regime

Walid al-Moallem reveals four points about the mechanism of work of the Constitutional Committee and the position of the regime

Sep 26 2019

ARK News: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants of the Syrian regime Walid al-Moallem affirmed that, What will be discussed by the Constitutional Committee, which has been announced to agree on its composition and mechanisms and procedures of work, is the Constitution of 2012, pointing out that "the discussion of the Constitution does not prevent the consideration of a new constitution because the amendment of one article we have a new constitution."

In a special interview with the Syrian regime satellite channel on Tuesday, al-Moallem mentioned a number of points and information in addition to the positions of the regime on the constitutional committee, including:

Vision and position of the regime from the Committee and its work:

1. The regime does not accept a timetable for the work of the Constitution Committee.
2. The United Nations should not interfere in the substance of the debate and its role is only to facilitate the work of the parties.
3. Debate on the Constitution does not preclude consideration of a new Constitution
4. By amending one article, we have a new constitution
5. The Committee shall recognize in all its components that the Syrian Arab Republic is an independent sovereign State
6. There shall be no external dictates or interference in the work of the Committee
7. Implementation of the safe area obstruction of the Constitution Committee
8 - All talk about the status of ready constitutions is rejected

On the mechanism of work of the Constitutional Committee, al-Moallem says:

1. The Constitutional Committee is scheduled to begin its work on 30 October in Geneva
2. The total number of members is 150, including 50 from the Syrian regime, 50 from the opposition, and 50 from civil society, explaining that this is called the enlarged committee, from which a small committee of 45 members emerges, 15 from the regime, 15 from the opposition, and 15 from civil society.
3. The Expanded Committee will meet once in Geneva and then be invited to meet in the light of the progress of the Mini Committee.
4. The mini-committee will work within the framework of a dialogue between the various parties, and whenever it accomplishes something, the expanded committee may be called to vote on its achievements.





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