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Switzerland: Russian diplomats meet HNC delegation on sidelines of Syria peace talks01:33

Switzerland: Russian diplomats meet HNC delegation on sidelines of Syria peace talks

Switzerland, Geneva
March 29, 2017 at 11:41 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov and Director of the Middle East and North Africa Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sergei Vershinin arrived at the Palace of Nations in Geneva on Wednesday, to hold a meeting with the delegation of the High Negotiations Committee (HNC).

The negotiations between the Russian diplomats and representatives of the Riyadh-backed opposition group are expected to focus on the recent military escalation in Syria and violations of the ceasefire agreement signed in Astana.

On Tuesday, Gatilov and Vershinin had a a series of consultations with the delegations of the Syrian government led by Bashar Jaafari, Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura as well as the Moscow and Cairo opposition platforms.

The fifth round of Geneva talks began on January 23 and is expected to continue to the end of March. The agenda of the recent round includes four core issues: governance, drafting a new constitution, elections and the fight against militants.

Switzerland: Russian diplomats meet HNC delegation on sidelines of Syria peace talks01:33
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Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov and Director of the Middle East and North Africa Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sergei Vershinin arrived at the Palace of Nations in Geneva on Wednesday, to hold a meeting with the delegation of the High Negotiations Committee (HNC).

The negotiations between the Russian diplomats and representatives of the Riyadh-backed opposition group are expected to focus on the recent military escalation in Syria and violations of the ceasefire agreement signed in Astana.

On Tuesday, Gatilov and Vershinin had a a series of consultations with the delegations of the Syrian government led by Bashar Jaafari, Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura as well as the Moscow and Cairo opposition platforms.

The fifth round of Geneva talks began on January 23 and is expected to continue to the end of March. The agenda of the recent round includes four core issues: governance, drafting a new constitution, elections and the fight against militants.

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