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Fifth round of Geneva talks on Syria to start on March 20: Russian officials

Geneva (IINA) � As the fourth round of the Geneva talks on the Syrian settlement ended on Friday, UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said that the sides have worked out a clear agenda for further discussions and set a new date for additional negotiations.

De Mistura, who invited the sides to Geneva, said on Friday the government and opposition agreed to continue the search for a political solution to the six-year conflict, Russia Today (RT) reported.

According to the special envoy, the UN-backed intra-Syrian talks will continue in Geneva later this month.

Russian officials said the starting date for the next round of negations was March 20. However, before that, the Syrian warring parties will again meet on March 14 in the Kazakh capital of Astana, the platform where Syrian government and opposition groups signed a ceasefire agreement in December last year.

Russia’s envoy to the UN Office in Geneva Aleksey Borodavkin said the latest round of intra-Syrian talks “outlined” the way forward for the settlement of the conflict, urging the parties to be more constructive and ready for compromise.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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