"In particular, the country’s official name — the Syrian Arab Republic — should be changed to the ‘Republic of Syria,’ without mentioning any specific national or religious affiliation. In addition, a new system for Syria should be based on democratic principles and be decentralised, as proposed by the Syrian Democratic Council", the Kurdish delegate said.
The creation of the committee, which will be tasked with rewriting Syria's main laws, was agreed upon during a Syrian National Dialogue Congress in the Russian resort city of Sochi in January 2018. The body is expected to include the representatives of the Syrian government, opposition, and civil society.
The Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and its political wing, the Syrian Democratic Council, with the US-led international coalition’s support, control huge swathes of Syrian territory to the east of the Euphrates River. The Kurds proclaimed a Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (DFNS) in the region that is recognised by neither Damascus nor the world community.