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    UN Envoy May Visit Moscow Soon to Meet With Syrian Opposition Groups

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    UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura may visit Moscow soon to hold meetings with Syrian opposition representatives, one of the leaders of the domestic Hmeymim-based opposition group Mais Krydee told Sputnik on Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said that de Mistura's representatives would hold meetings with members of the Syrian opposition groups in the coming days in Damascus, Moscow, Riyadh and Cairo.

    "I heard that Mistura is supposed to be in Moscow soon. There is no certain news, but there is possibility he will meet various groups of the opposition, including the internal opposition. I think he can meet with us after he meets with Riyadh group and other groups. It will be even better, because there are so many differences between the oppositions now," Krydee said.

    A Syrian government delegation, as well as three opposition groups — the Riyadh-formed High Negotiations Committee, the Moscow-Cairo and the Hmeymim groups have been taking part in the UN-mediated Geneva talks on Syrian reconciliation.

    The latest round of intra-Syrian talks took place in Geneva on April 13-27.


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