The region’s biggest ethnic minority was glaringly absent at the negotiating table, including the latest round of substantial proximity talks between the Syrian government and opposition delegates that wrapped up for a two-week recess on March 24 in Geneva.
"The UN Security Council has not considered this issue separately. This is de Mistura’s task as the UN special envoy for Syria – bringing the parties to the negotiating process. He issues invitations in accordance with a mandate entrusted to him," Gatilov told RIA Novosti.
"It will be a positive step if Kurds emerge at the talks," Gatilov stressed.
The head of the Syrian Kurdistan office in Moscow, Rodi Osman, told RIA Novosti earlier in the day that the Kurd representatives have not yet been invited to take part in the next round of talks that could begin as early as April 9.