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Statement by the UN Special Envoy for Syria on the fifth round of intra-Syrian talks

23 March 2017

The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, is pleased to note that all invitees to the fifth round of intra-Syrian talks have arrived in Geneva.  Deputy Special Envoy, Ramzy E. Ramzy, has begun preliminary informal consultations with them today.

The Special Envoy is returning later today to Geneva, having completed a series of consultations with international and regional stakeholders. He looks forward to formally engaging the invitees to the talks starting tomorrow, 24 March.

The Special Envoy will be addressing the media at an early opportunity in the days ahead.