SYRIA PEACE TALKS SET FOR FEB 23: U.N.
GENEVA, Switzerland, The Office of the UN Special Envoy for Syria, announced Monday, that, a new round of intra-Syrian peace talks, are scheduled to kick off on Feb 23, with rival delegations expected to arrive in the Swiss city “on or about Feb 20.”
“UN Special Envoy, Staffan de Mistura, is actively engaged in diplomatic efforts, to ensure a successful confirmation of arrangements, for the convening of the intra-Syrian negotiations in Geneva,” the envoy’s spokesperson, Yara Sharif, said, in a written statement.
“We can confirm that [invitations] letters, have been sent, and also, that, consultations are continuing,” she added.
The UN-mediated peace talks, seeking to broker a political end to the conflict, which has killed an estimated 400,000 people, since Mar, 2011, were scheduled to start on Feb 8, before being postponed twice.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORKhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/syria-peace-talks-set-for-feb-23-u-n/General