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Switzerland: Syria's Jaafari and UN's de Mistura hold talks in Geneva01:23

Switzerland: Syria's Jaafari and UN's de Mistura hold talks in Geneva

Switzerland, Geneva
May 18, 2017 at 11:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari and UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura arrived for a meeting in Geneva, Thursday, on day three of the sixth round of Geneva talks on Syria.

The Geneva talks come following the Astana agreement reached by Russia, Turkey and Iran on creating "de-escalation" zones to reduce fighting across Syria. De Mistura has called on the representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition to use the opportunity to build on what he sees as a positive outcome of the Astana meeting and bring Syria's devastating six-year conflict to an end.

This round is expected to be shorter and more business-like than the previous one. The talks are set to wrap up on Saturday, May 20.

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Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari and UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura arrived for a meeting in Geneva, Thursday, on day three of the sixth round of Geneva talks on Syria.

The Geneva talks come following the Astana agreement reached by Russia, Turkey and Iran on creating "de-escalation" zones to reduce fighting across Syria. De Mistura has called on the representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition to use the opportunity to build on what he sees as a positive outcome of the Astana meeting and bring Syria's devastating six-year conflict to an end.

This round is expected to be shorter and more business-like than the previous one. The talks are set to wrap up on Saturday, May 20.

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