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The European Union welcomes the agreement to draft a new constitution for Syria

The European Union welcomed the arrival of the delegations of the Syrian opposition and the Assad regime to an agreement on starting work on the draft of the new constitution for Syria.

A statement issued by the Office of the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union, Josep Borrell, said that the agreement of the Syrian parties to start work on the new draft constitution is encouraging.

The statement stated that the European Union “fully supports the efforts of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen, to make progress on the road map for a political solution in Syria.”

The statement also stressed the importance of making progress in the file of detainees, expressing the European Union’s concern about the recent escalation of violence in Syria.

Yesterday, Monday, the work of the first sessions of the sixth round of the Syrian Constitutional Committee discussions, which was held in Geneva to discuss the basic principles of the constitution, was concluded.

The meetings of the sixth round of the Constitutional Committee come after months of suspension and five rounds that did not achieve progress, as part of a more comprehensive process sponsored by the United Nations, in hope of ending the Syrian crisis.

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