UN Envoy for Syria de Mistura suggests resumption of intra-Syrian talks

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UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said the time had come to consider the resumption of talks between the Syrian government and the opposition, TASS reported.

Perhaps now is the time to actually look seriously at the possible renewal of looking where and how we can have political discussions, he told reporters after a closed meeting of the UN Security Council on Thursday night.

Russia's envoy to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, earlier said that it was important to resume the intra-Syrian talks before the term of the current UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expires on January 1.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan