SYRIAN GOVERNMENT DELEGATION STILL ABSENT FROM GENEVA PEACE TALKS
GENEVA, UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, on Wednesday afternoon, met with the Syrian opposition delegation, for a bilateral talk, but the Syrian government delegation is still absent from the talks.
The government delegation, led by head of Syria’s mission to UN, Bashar al-Ja’afari, left the talks last Saturday, for a weekend break, but did not return on Tuesday, the day set by the UN to resume the talks.
A UN source said earlier that, the delegation of the Syrian Government had been invited back to Geneva, and the UN Special Envoy “stood ready to engage with them,” when they returned.
Latest media reports said that, it was likely that the government delegation would return to Geneva on Friday, Sunday or next Monday.
The new round of the UN-led Syrian peace talks, started on Nov 28, has been scheduled to be held here, in Geneva, till Dec 15.
De Mistura said earlier that, the biggest obstacle for the ongoing talks is “trust.”
Source: NAM News Networkhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/syrian-government-delegation-still-absent-from-geneva-peace-talks/General