Geneva Peace Talks Might Start Before Arrival of Syrian Regime

Published November 28th, 2017 - 07:43 GMT
The regime delegation has not yet arrived for the eighth round of the talks (AFP/File)
The regime delegation has not yet arrived for the eighth round of the talks (AFP/File)

The Syrian opposition delegation at peace talks in Geneva on Monday asked major powers to pressure the Assad regime to take part.

The regime delegation has not yet arrived for the eighth round of the talks, which are scheduled to start Tuesday, Nasr al-Hariri, head of the opposition delegation, told reporters.

The opposition wants the regime to participate in negotiations on a political transition, a new constitution, and elections.

Hariri said the opposition delegation will meet with U.N. envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura on the first day of the talks.

He reiterated that the opposition delegation was aiming for Bashar Assad's removal with the political transition.

"The government delegation should come ready to negotiate," de Mistura said Monday at a briefing from Geneva to the U.N. Security Council.

"Last night, we received a message that the government would not travel to Geneva today," de Mistura said, adding "the delegation was tasked to negotiate in Geneva without any preconditions, to discuss all issues on the agenda and to have the implementation of relevant UN resolutions as the sole reference for the negotiations."

 

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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