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    Syrian Activists Draw Up List of More Delegates to Geneva Proximity Talks

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    Russia has received an expanded list of Syrian political, religious and civil society activists wishing to act as delegates at the upcoming proximity talks in Geneva, a Syrian politician told Sputnik on Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik), Svetlana Alexandrova – Tarek Ahmad, a member of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), complained about a large part of the Syrian society being excluded from the UN-mediated talks, which are due to resume in Switzerland next Monday.

    "We agreed to create a list of delegates to the Syrian peace talks in Geneva that will represent many parties and groups residing in Syria [which] have not been represented either by the governmental delegation or by the current Syrian opposition delegation to Geneva talks," he said.

    The list was handed over to Russia’s Syrian reconciliation center at the Hmeimim air base last Tuesday and will shortly be submitted to UN’s Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura through the Russian Foreign Ministry, Ahmad said.

    Talks between the Syrian government and the Riyadh-formed group of opposition delegates are expected to pick up where they left off last month after de Mistura postponed the negotiations over alleged lack of preparedness.


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