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Switzerland: Talks will move forward after Raqqa and Mosul – Cairo platform of Syrian opposition03:14

Switzerland: Talks will move forward after Raqqa and Mosul – Cairo platform of Syrian opposition

Switzerland, Geneva
March 28, 2017 at 19:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

Head of Cairo platform of Syrian opposition's delegation Jamal Suliman announced that he doesn’t expect a breakthrough at the fifth round of intra-Syrian peace talks in Geneva, Tuesday.

Speaking to journalists after his meeting with the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura at Palace of Nations, Suliman stressed that he believes only after the end of Mosul and Raqqa military operations "negotiations will get real momentum and move forward."

In regards to Tuesday’s meeting with Russian diplomats in Geneva, Jamal Suliman confirmed they had discussed the recent escalation on the ground in Syria. He shared that his delegation urged Moscow through its Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov to "put more pressure on the Syrian government so that its delegation would show real substantive involvement" in Geneva talks.

Switzerland: Talks will move forward after Raqqa and Mosul – Cairo platform of Syrian opposition03:14
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Head of Cairo platform of Syrian opposition's delegation Jamal Suliman announced that he doesn’t expect a breakthrough at the fifth round of intra-Syrian peace talks in Geneva, Tuesday.

Speaking to journalists after his meeting with the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura at Palace of Nations, Suliman stressed that he believes only after the end of Mosul and Raqqa military operations "negotiations will get real momentum and move forward."

In regards to Tuesday’s meeting with Russian diplomats in Geneva, Jamal Suliman confirmed they had discussed the recent escalation on the ground in Syria. He shared that his delegation urged Moscow through its Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov to "put more pressure on the Syrian government so that its delegation would show real substantive involvement" in Geneva talks.

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