In an interview with IQNA, Najdat Anzour referred to the recent announcement by UN Secretary General António Guterres about creation of Syria’s constitutional committee and said the political process for peace in Syria is getting closer to the implementation phase.
He said Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) and tens of other terrorist groups have been defeated in Syria and efforts to liberate the last remnants of terrorists in Idlib are also underway.
The Arab county’s people and leaders have been waiting throughout the intense and unjust war for the grounds to be set for the least necessary peaceful conditions for start of the political process, Anzour said.
This atmosphere was created after the recent Sochi summit that paved the way for implementation of the UN Security Council resolution 2254, he stated. The resolution, adopted on 18 December 2015, calls for a ceasefire and political settlement in Syria.
Asked about the mechanisms for implementation of the decisions adopted by the constitutional committee, the Syrian deputy speaker said they are not clear yet but warned that the Syrian people’s will is a red line that must not be crossed.
He underlined that Syrian-Syrian talks without the meddling of foreign powers is the solution to the crisis and will lead to enhancement of national unity and political participation of the Syrian people.
Last month, Guterres announced the creation of a constitutional committee on Syria that will include members of President Bashar al-Assad’s government and opposition representatives.
The announcement on September 23 came a week after Guterres said an agreement was reached concerning “the composition of the committee”.
“I’m pleased to announce the agreement of the government of the Syrian Arab Republic and the Syrian Negotiations Commission for a credible, balanced and inclusive Constitutional Committee that will be facilitated by the UN in Geneva,” he said on the eve of the 74th UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.
“I firmly believe that the launching of a Syrian-organized and Syrian-led constitutional committee can be the beginning of a political path towards a solution [to the conflict].”