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Syrian war peace talks restart in Geneva

This will be the fifth such meeting at the UN since 2016

IANS  |  Geneva 

A fresh round of Syrian peace talks between government representatives and armed opposition factions got underway at the UN's Geneva headquarters on Tuesday. The UN's special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura has been assigned to oversee the discussions, which are supposed to involve a negotiation team from the Damascus government headed by Syria's permanent ambassador to the UN, Bashar al-Jaafari, and a rebel delegation fronted by Naser al-Hariri, Efe news reported. This meeting is a part of the negotiation process aimed at de-escalating the violence that has ...

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 17:32 IST
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