Constitution Discussion Committee is following up on meetings in Geneva with participation of national delegation

The Constitution Discussion Committee followed up on the fourth round of meetings for the second consecutive day at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva with the participation of the national delegation and other delegations.

Meetings  of the fourth round of the committee began in Geneva on Monday  during which the national delegation stressed the need to adopt the issue of the return of refugees as an overarching national principle due to its importance at various levels, foremost of which is the human level. The delegation also underlined the importance of the need to  stop politicizing the refugees’ file and investing in it to achieve political and economic interests at the expense of the continuing suffering of the displaced Syrians and their poor living conditions.

 

The interventions focused on two basic national principles, namely the humanitarian issue and the issue of lifting the illegal sanctions imposed on the Syrian people.

A number of members of the national delegation emphasized that the humanitarian file is indivisible and must not be subject to double standards, as what happens in other files.  so that some parties will not exploit the suffering of Syrians at home and abroad. They called on the international community to adhere to international laws and conventions and to stop exploiting the human file in all its aspects.

With regard to the issue of lifting sanctions, the interventions of the members of the national delegation indicated that, since the beginning of the war, countries hostile to the Syrian people have used weapons of terror and sanctions to undermine the will of the people and compel them to accept the plans that these countries laid down for our region. These hostile countries continue practicing these policies despite their clear impact on all aspects of Syrians' lives. The members stressed that any Syrian-Syrian meeting working in the national framework should send a clear message of the need to lift sanctions immediately, which would help the Syrian refugees return to their homeland and contribute to its reconstruction.

 

Inas Abdulakreem