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2nd round of Geneva II talks to resume Monday

English.news.cn   2014-02-07 21:48:47

GENEVA, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- The second round of Geneva II talks will resume on Monday next week, some ten days after the Syria's warring sides concluded with no concrete progress in their first round of negotiations, a UN spokeswomen said on Friday.

"The Syria talks will start on Monday morning," Corinne Momal-Vanian, the Spokeswoman for the United Nations in Geneva told a press conference.

"We have received the composition of the delegation of the Syrian government, and we are still waiting the composition of the delegation from the opposition," she said. "Both are coming."

The spokeswoman said the delegation of Syria government will be headed by Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, same as in the first round of talks.

With the presence of both sides and UN mediator Brahimi, she expected the negotiation to "work on whole week." However, she did not share any of the agendas or specific issues the two sides will discuss.

In terms of humanitarian issues, progress has been achieved to relieve the besieged Syrian city of Homs.

"The agreement that has been made between the government and opposition on the ground, which allowed for evacuation, and aid getting into Homs," Jens Laerke, spokesperson of United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs also said on Friday.


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