Lavrov announces the end of the process of forming a committee to write the Syrian constitution With the participation of “all parties” with a complete absence of representatives of the Kurds and the Syrian north
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov annonced Wednesday (February 20th) that the formation of the Syrian Constitution Writing Committee has ended with the participation of all sides. according to his claim
Lavrov discussed the Syrian problem in a speech at a conference in the Russian capital Moscow.
Lavrov said the fourth “tripartite” meeting in Sochi on the Syrian crisis between Moscow, Ankara and Tehran,
Noting that “in this conference, that all the conditions were created to start a political process. Accordingly,
with The participation of all political forces in Syria to end the processes related to the formation of a committee to write the new constitution has been reached. ”
The decision to establish the Commission was made at the National Dialogue Conference in Sochi on 30 January 2018.
At the Sochi conference, 150 people were nominated to write the new Syrian constitution, 50 appointed by the regime and 50 others appointed by the opposition,While 50 others are appointed by civil society organizations and Syrian civil society.
The regime and the opposition and in consultation with Iran, the regime and Turkey, the parties set each party 50 people in a short period.
“Within 150 people there is only one person Kurdish by the Syrian opposition,” Hawass Akid ” While the regime has set a number before it, without anyone being appointed by self-administration in the north of Syria, Which is run by the Syrian Democratic Council. ”
But Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov stressed the continuation of work with the concerned parties in order to complete the formation of the Syrian Constitutional Commission,
Expressing the hope that the work of the Committee would be launched as soon as possible.
Bogdanov explained that the names of candidates are currently being coordinated in the third list of the Constitutional Committee, Which is supposed to include representatives of “civil society” Noting that the United Nations insisted on the replacement of 6 candidates registered in the original list.
“We hope the process will end as soon as possible.” he added
Bogdanov stressed that the formation of the commission “ultimately depends on the consensus between the Syrian government and the opposition, Both parties must agree in one way or another to all the 150 candidates of the Constitutional Commission. ”
On the other hand, Bogdanov stressed the inevitability of the military operation against the terrorists in the Syrian Idlib, ending their control of the region.
“I think it is inevitable, because those who do not give up terrorism should of course be eliminated,” Bogdanov told reporters on Wednesday.