First session of Syrian Constitutional Committee underway in Geneva

First session of Syrian Constitutional Committee underway in Geneva

Members of the Syrian Constitutional Committee have arrived for its first session in Geneva.

The meeting will begin with speeches by UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen and two co-chairs of the committee: Ahmad Kuzbari representing the Syrian government and Hadi Al Bahra representing the opposition. 

The first session is said to have more of a symbolic meaning, gathering all members of the committee for the first time, TASS reported.

The full-fledged working meeting is planned for Friday, November 1. The committee must form a working group that will develop constitutional projects. After that, all members of the committee will get together periodically to discuss the projects proposed by the group. Earlier, UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen noted that the first stage of the committee’s work would last for up to three weeks; however, the Constitutional Committee has set no deadlines, as the discussions often take longer than planned.

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