In meeting with Staffan de Mistura, Front leaders reiterate "legitimate" aim for self-determination and independence of Western Sahara, a disputed territory claimed in entirety by Morocco.
Turkey, Russia and Iran, the three parties involved in the Astana peace process, have met in Geneva. While the final list of names for a Syrian Constitutional Committee hasn’t materialised, the three stakeholders plan to meet in the New Year.
Staffan de Mistura says he wants to try to make progress on a new Syrian constitution before leaving his post.
The UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said the regime and opposition would have a chance to negotiate directly for the first time.
UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura says the fight against terrorism is "being discussed at the highest possible level." Other matters on the agenda include a new constitution, reformed governance and fresh elections.
US officials will not be present at the meeting between the UN's representative to Syria and Russia's deputy foreign minister.
UN peace envoy Staffan de Mistura urges the US and Russia to unite on solving Syria's conflict in a UNSC meeting which is voting on a draft resolution seeking the Syrian regime's compliance with a UN probe on the Idlib gas attack.
According to the opposition, UN mediator Staffan de Mistura discussed political transition with the Syrian delegation in Geneva. The flicker of movement at the talks came on the same day the UN said both sides had committed war crimes in Syria.
Syria's High Negotiations Committee representing opposition forces in Geneva peace talks says it regrets the veto, but hopes Russia will pressure the Assad regime to enter into meaningful negotiations on political transition in Syria.
For the first time in three years, negotiators representing the Syrian regime and opposition have appeared together under the UN flag.
Although Thursday's talks in Geneva are unlikely to result in an agreement, UN envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura is positive that the talks will be worthwhile.
The second round of peace talks in Kazakhstan's capital ended without a major breakthrough. Syrian regime officials and opposition representatives agree to swap prisoners and continue to honour the ceasefire overseen by Turkey, Russia and Iran.
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