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    The Syrian political opposition is not taking part in the negotiations between the Syrian government and the armed opposition, Sputnik correspondent reported Monday.

    ASTANA (Sputnik) — Although the political opposition is not participating, it is waiting for the results of the negotiations. The delegation includes the adviser to armed opposition Yahya Aridi.

    The Syrian government and the armed opposition are negotiating behind the closed doors. Damascus delegation is set to speak first, followed by the armed opposition, Russia, Iran, Turkey, the United States and the United Nations.

    This is the first time, when Damascus and the armed opposition sit together at the negotiating table since the start of the conflict in the Arab country. Kazakh side expects the meeting to last through Tuesday.

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