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    Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) and Head of the Government delegation Bashar al-Jaafari, left, and UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria Staffan de Mistura, right, arrive to participate to new round of negotiations between the Syrian government and UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria Staffan de Mistura at the United Nations Office in Geneva, on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    Syrian Government Delegation Arrives in Geneva to Join Intra-Syria Talks

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    The delegation that represents the official Syrian government at intra-Syrian talks arrived in Geneva to participate in a new round of negotiations.

    GENEVA (Sputnik) — The delegation of the Syrian government led by Permanent Representative to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari arrived in Geneva on Friday to take part in a new round of intra-Syria talks, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

    The delegation's plane landed in Geneva at 11:12 a.m. local time (09:12 GMT).

    The arrival of the government's delegation means that all the participants of the talks gathered in the Swiss city. Later in the day, Jaafari is expected to meet with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, who held meetings in the past two days with the Syrian opposition's High Negotiations Committee (HNC) delegation, as well as the Moscow-Cairo opposition group.

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