16-09-2021 07:02 PM Jerusalem Timing

De Mistura Hopes Resumption of Syria Peace Talks during Geneva Meeting

De Mistura Hopes Resumption of Syria Peace Talks during Geneva Meeting

The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria hopes that a Geneva meeting next week with US and Russian officials will pave the way for a resumption of peace talks between the warring parties.

The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria hopes that a meeting expected to be held in Geneva next week with US and Russian officials will pave the way for a resumption of peace talks between the warring parties, his spokeswoman said Friday.

Jessy Chahine, spokeswoman for Staffan de Mistura, declined to give details of the talks or their participants. UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura

"Our hope is that any discussions on Syria will help move forward with the process so we can also get to starting the next round of intra-Syrian talks" scheduled for July 26 in Geneva, she told a briefing in Geneva.

A high-level meeting of officials from Russia, the United States and the United Nations is due to take place in Geneva next week to discuss the Syrian crisis, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday, Interfax reported.