UN Envoy, Syrian Opposition Say Discussions 'Positive'

January 31, 2016 8:26 PM

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After boycotting the start of indirect peace talks, representatives of the main Syrian opposition group met Sunday with the U.N. envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, in Geneva, with both sides saying there had been progress in resolving some of the issues that had the opposition threatening to leave.

De Mistura told reporters he is “optimistic and determined” that the opposition will join the peace process that got underway Friday, five days behind schedule and with opposition representatives boycotting the first day.

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