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    Syrian government's head of delegation, Bashar al-Jaafari (L) and U.N. mediator for Syria Staffan de Mistura (R) attend a new round of negotiations between the Syrian government and U.N., at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland March 14, 2016

    Damascus, Opposition Enter Into Substantial Talks in Geneva

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    Delegations from Damascus and the Syrian opposition entered into substantive discussion on Wednesday during peace talks in Geneva.

    GENEVA (Sputnik) — Delegations from Damascus and the Syrian opposition entered into substantive discussion on Wednesday during peace talks in Geneva, UN Deputy Special Envoy for Syria Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy said.

    "We did enter into substantive discussion today, we asked [Syrian government delegation's head Bashar] Jaafari to interpret some of the proposals that the government submitted," Ramzy told reporters after Special UN Envoy Staffan de Mistura's meeting with the Damascus delegation.

    On Tuesday, de Mistura said that he received the eight-point proposal on Syrian settlement from the government delegation, and was receiving similar documents from the opposition.

    The Swiss city of Geneva currently hosts proximity talks between the Syrian opposition and the government's delegation to settle the five-year civil war in Syria.


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