Hope for Syria talks "towards the end of August"

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UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said that much depends on recent discussions between the United States and Russia on the Syrian conflict. Photo: UN Photo/Violaine Martin

The prospect of fresh talks on Syria beginning in a matter of weeks edged a little closer on Tuesday after a high-level meeting between representatives from Russia, the United States and the United Nations in Geneva.

Speaking after the encounter, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura told journalists that he aimed to pursue a third round of Intra-Syrian talks "towards the end of August".

Daniel Johnson has more.

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