January 29, 2016 / 7:58 PM / 2 years ago

U.N. says expects Syria talks with opposition on Sunday

GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Friday he hoped to hold talks with the Syrian opposition delegation on Sunday.

People demonstrate against the Syrian regime ahead of the start of the Syrian Peace talks outside the U.N. European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, January 29, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

“I have good reasons to believe that they are actually considering this very seriously, and therefore to be in a position on, probably, Sunday, to actually start the discussion with them, in order to be able to proceed with the intra-Syrian talks,” De Mistura said.

Reporting by Tom Miles; editing by Andrew Roche

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