UN envoy says to convene new Syria peace talks on July 10

2017-06-17 15:46:27 GMT2017-06-17 23:46:27(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

GENEVA, June 17 (Xinhua) -- UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura on Saturday announced that he wish to convene a new round of the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva on July 10.

He said in a written statement that the target date for arrival of invitees is July 9 with the round beginning on July 10.

He added that he intends to convene further rounds of talks in August and in September,and as in previous rounds, invitations will be sent in keeping with UN Security Council resolution 2254.

"In addition to the formal sessions of the intra-Syrian talks, the expert meetings of the consultative process on constitutional and legal issues established during the last round will continue," the statement said.

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