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    Issue of Kurdish Part in Geneva Talks on Syria to Be Agreed Upon in February

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    According to the UN special envoy for Syria, the issue of Kurdish participation in Geneva talks on Syria will be agreed upon in February.

    ASTANA (Sputnik) — The issue of Kurdish participation in the UN-brokered Geneva talks on Syrian reconciliation will be agreed upon in February, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said Tuesday.

    "Regarding the [Kurdish] delegation, I hope you will allow" to solve this "delicate issue" in February, de Mistura told reporters following the intra-Syrian talks in Astana, answering a question on whether the Kurds would participate in Geneva talks.

    The Astana talks are expected to be followed by a UN-mediated meeting in Geneva on February 8.

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