“The participants of the meeting spoke in favor of continuing and improving the consultations in Moscow, including by expanding the number of participants,” he said.
The first round of intra-Syrian talks, held January 26-29 in Moscow, saw the participation of the country’s government officials, representatives from opposition parties and UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura.
The Moscow talks are the first to focus on Syrian reconciliation since January 2014. At that time, the second round of the UN-backed conference on Syria was held in Geneva, Switzerland, but failed to yield significant results.
By hosting the talks, Moscow intends to help the parties involved in the Syrian conflict reach a peaceful solution to the four-year civil war that has already resulted in the deaths of 200,000 people, according to UN estimates.