UN envoy in Syria ahead of upcoming peace talks in Geneva

January 8, 2016 12:15 PM

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DAMASCUS, Syria – The U.N. special envoy to Syria has arrived in Damascus for talks with Syrian officials in preparation for peace negotiations between President Bashar Assad's government and its opponents later this month in Geneva.

Staffan de Mistura was received by deputy Syrian foreign minister, Aymen Sossan, upon arrival on Friday. He did not take questions from the media.

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