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    Syria's New Constitution to Be Agreed by Syrians

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    Syrian President Bashar Assad’s Administration said that any project on Syria’s new constitution would be drawn up by the Syrians themselves and not by outsiders.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Syrian President Bashar Assad’s Administration has refuted statements appearing in the press of an alleged project on the country’s new constitution.

    "There has been no draft constitution for Syria presented yet. Everything that’s circulating in the press on this topic is untrue," Assad’s Administration said.

    The administration said that any project on Syria’s new constitution would be drawn up by the Syrians themselves and not by outsiders.

    "There won’t be any project on the new constitution for the Syrian Arab Republic presented from abroad. Only the Syrians can come to agreement on it. After that, the project will be put into a referendum," the president’s administration said in a statement.

    Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to Assad fighting numerous opposition factions and extremist groups.

    At the March proximity talks on Syria's reconciliation, the negotiating sides reaffirmed their commitment under UN Security Council Resolution 2254 to produce a draft constitution, including a framework for a government transition, by August of this year.

    United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254, adopted in December 2015, established an 18-month road map for government transition. The process aims to advance the resolution of the five-year conflict in the war-torn country.

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