Syria Talks to Resume Thursday with Same Participants

The UN on Tuesday urged those attending this week’s Syria peace talks to engage “substantively and proactively”.

“All invitees who had already attended the previous round of talks in February 2017 have confirmed their participation,” Staffan de Mistura, the UN special envoy for Syria said in a statement.

Previous attendees were delegates for the Syrian regime, headed by Bashar al-Ja’aafari, and representatives of the opposition, led by Nasr Hariri from the High Negotiations Committee.

The Cairo and Moscow-based opposition also participated in the last round.

De Mistura visited Saudi capital Riyadh over the weekend, his office said, and he is due to travel to Moscow and Ankara before returning to Geneva on Thursday.

Thursday’s agenda will focus on governance, constitutional issues, elections, security and confidence-building.

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