MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Syrian opposition’s High Negotiations Committee (HNC) on Friday confirmed its participation in a fresh round of intra-Syria talks, scheduled for March 14, in a official statement.
"The HNC confirms its participation in the round of talks, which is expected to start on March 14 in Geneva," the HNC’s press service’s statement reads.
De Mistura told Sputnik earlier on Friday that new invitations for the upcoming peace talks would not be issued.
Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad fighting numerous opposition factions and extremist groups.
Russia and the United States reached a deal on the cessation of hostilities in Syria on February 22. It came into effect on February 27. The truce excludes the Daesh and Nusra Front terrorist groups, both of which are outlawed in Russia.