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De Mistura Announces the Next Round of Syria Talks

After the closed consultations of the UN Security Council, Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura plans to start the next round of talks between Damascus and the opposition on March 23.

He also added that the new round of Syria talks “will be still proximity talks.”

UN envoy told the parties to the conflict in Syria to give up hopes of achieving a military victory in the conflict that has been going since 2011, noting that there are those who continue to believe in it. His statements were made against the backdrop of the intensification of the terrorists from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, who confirmed their intentions to continue the fighting.

Despite all the promises of de Mistura, experts doubt that the negotiations in Geneva will lead to any positive result and will be as effective as the talks in Astana. So far, in the negotiation process, diplomats have not been able to achieve any significant result because of inconsistencies between the negotiators. In addition, the opposition delegation refused to discuss a number of key issues in Geneva, including the development of a new constitution of Syria.

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