U.N. envoy eyes new Syrian peace talks in Geneva in August

July 22, 2016 3:35 PM

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U.N. envoy eyes new Syrian peace talks in Geneva in August

BERLIN The United Nations hopes to convene a new round of intra-Syrian peace talks in Geneva in August, the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said on Friday.

"We are determined to actually look for a proper date in August for relaunching the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva," de Mistura told reporters before a meeting with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

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