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    China's Special Envoy for Syria Xie Xiaoyan (L) arrives for a meeting with U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura on the sidelines of Syrian peace talks at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, April 18, 2016.

    Hmeymim Group, China's Envoy Discuss Creation of Unified Syria Opposition

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    Syria's Hmeymim opposition group has discussed with China's Special Envoy for Syria the creation of a unified opposition.

    GENEVA (Sputnik) — The group of internal Syrian opposition formed at Hmeymim base has discussed with China's Special Envoy for Syria the idea of reforming all the opposition delegations at Geneva talks and forming a new, unified one, Mais Krydee, representative of internal opposition group, told Sputnik.

    "We discussed at the meeting with China‘s Special Envoy for Syria Xie Xiaoyan the idea of reforming opposition delegation so that it would include all elements. A new group must be created, to include members of all the oppositions," Krydee said.

    The meeting took place on Monday. Mais Krydee and Mahmoud Marei represented the Hmeymim group.

    "And we think that there is areal difference between our vision [of the political settlement] and the one of the others," she added.

    "We have to be responsible and we must accept that dialogue is the only way to finish the war and build democracy and a new, civilized and secular Syria," she added.

    Bashar Jaafari, the head of the government's delegation at Geneva talks, told Sputnik on Monday that the Damascus delegation would "pray for" direct talks with the opposition once a unified delegation of all Syrian opposition forces is formed.

    Last week, a source at the negotiations told Sputnik that a unified delegation of opposition would be formed after the current round ended. It would include 15 members and bring together the representatives of the Riyadh-backed High Negotiations Committee (HNC), Moscow-Cairo-Astana group, domestic opposition formed at the Hmeymim airbase, Syrian women's council and the Kurds.

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