Syrian regime delegation joins Geneva negotiations

UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura (1st L) at the UN-led Intra-Syrian talks in Geneva, Switzerland, November 30, 2017. (Reuters)

The Syrian delegation arrived in Geneva on Sunday to participate in the UN-sponsored talks.

The return of the regime's delegation to Geneva came after Russian pressure and warnings from the UN envoy about the consequences of the failure of any party to come to the negotiations.

The second round of the Geneva negotiations in its eighth edition resumed on Tuesday with meetings between the Syrian opposition delegation and UN envoy Stephane de Mistura, who announced that the current round could continue until the middle of this month.

On the other hand, members of the opposition delegation said that Europe and America pushed for the representation of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party in the talks.

The eighth round of negotiations began in Geneva at the end of November, and de Mistura announced that it would include direct negotiations between the opposition and the regime on constitutional and electoral reforms through direct negotiations between the parties, but the regime delegation was one day late and left two days later.

Syria talks will resume the eighth round of negotiations after the end of the three-day break.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:55 - GMT 06:55