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    The United States has urged the Syrian opposition to get actively involved in technical negotiations with the United Nations, US Deputy Representative to the UN Ambassador Michele Sison said on Tuesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Friday, de Mistura’s representatives held talks with the Moscow-formed Syrian opposition group. Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said a day earlier that the representatives are expected to travel to Damascus, Moscow, Riyadh and Cairo to hold technical talks with Syrian opposition members.

    “We strongly support Special Envoy de Mistura’s efforts to facilitate constructive intra-Syrian talks. We want talks to take place in a constructive atmosphere and have encouraged the opposition to engage robustly in the current technical talks with the UN,” Sisan said.

    The ambassador alos called on the Syrian government to respond to the special envoy’s “questions and requests for detailed and constructive thoughts on a political transition.”

    The latest round of intra-Syrian talks took place in Geneva on April 13-27. The Moscow-Cairo group, particularly its Moscow platform led by Qadri Jamil, proposed the idea of appointing several deputies for Syrian President Bashar Assad, and delegating his full powers to them.

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