UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, who set a six-month timeframe for the much-anticipated talks that began on January 29, did not invite the Kurdish minority for the intra-Syrian negotiations.
"So far they don't have an invitation, but our delegation will be insisting on their inclusion in the talks. We will insist that UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura invites them," Qadri Jamil said.
He stressed that the Kurds are an "integral part of the opposition delegation to the talks."
Qadri said the Moscow-Cairo opposition delegation planned to take part in the intra-Syrian talks in full on Wednesday. The Syrian government delegates, led by the Arab republic's ambassador to the United Nations, arrived for talks with de Mistura earlier on Tuesday.
A formal start of the talks was marked on Monday, when de Mistura met opposition delegates formed in Saudi Arabia, the High Negotiations Committee (HNC), in the UN Office at Geneva.
The talks are held as part of UN Security Council Resolution 2254, passed in December, which calls for a lasting political settlement of the crisis.