The opposition considered it “part of the violence.” The government delegation said that harming it was a “conspiracy.”
The papers and interventions presented in the seventh round of the Constitutional Committee’s meetings in Geneva, the text of which was obtained by Asharq Al-Awsat, revealed that the document presented by the delegation “named by the government” headed by Ahmed Al-Kosbari about “state symbols” sparked a dispute with the delegation of the “Negotiating Committee.” The opposition is headed by Hadi Al-Bahra.
Today (Friday), the seventh round of the “constitutionality” ends with the participants submitting proposals and written comments on the proposals of the past days to the office of the UN envoy, Geir Pedersen, who is facilitating discussions between Al-Kuzbari and Al-Bahra to carry out constitutional reforms in accordance with Resolution 2254.
The day before yesterday, the government delegation presented a written proposal on “state symbols,” which stated: “The symbols of the Syrian Arab Republic represent supreme national and well-established cultural values and express its history, heritage and unity, and they are all unchangeable.” Referring to the flag, the national anthem and the language The lira is the emblem of the republic.
Opponents said that “these symbols today are in dispute and that their inclusion in the constitution will be rejected by large parts of the people” because they are “part of violence.” In favor of the conspiracy based on the unity of the country, which targets symbols to target the homeland.
Yesterday, Pedersen admitted to the members of the Security Council that there are “big differences” between the two delegations, calling on the two parties to make “serious” efforts to find common ground that leads to the implementation of Resolution 2254.