Sources close to work of the Committee to Discuss the Constitution said that the meeting between UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen and the head of the national delegation, Ahmad al-Kuzbari, ended without starting any session due to the intransigence of the Turkish regime’s delegation
Sources from the civil society delegation said that the second day’s meetings of the small committee didn’t start because of the intransigence of the opposition delegation and its rejection of the agenda.
“The Turkish regime group’s intransigence and rejection of the agenda caused the meetings to be suspended,’ the sources said, in reference to the opposition group.
The sources added that the national delegation proposed an agenda for the committee’s debates under the title “national principles of interest to the Syrian people”.
The delegation of the Turkish regime, the sources said, rejected the proposal and refused to come to the UN headquarters to discuss the agenda in a breach of the Code of Conduct, which was agreed upon at the first round.
The second round of the small committee meeting was scheduled to kick off on Monday and run for five days.
The small committee held its first round between Nov. 4-8, 2019, and adopted an agenda proposed by the Syrian Government-backed delegation, which also presented a proposal that mainly includes combating terrorism and drying up its resources, in addition to condemning the countries which support it, but the group of the Turkish regime rejected it.
The small committee consists of 45 members, 15 from the national team, 15 from members of the delegation of other parties, and 15 from members of the delegation representing civil society.
On Nov. 1, 2019, the expanded body of the Committee to Discuss the Constitution, which consists of 150 members, agreed on the members of the small committee and it approved a paper on the Code of Conduct and the measures that govern the work of the expanded and small bodies.
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