Syria Gov't Says Talks with UN Envoy 'Fruitful'

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A Syrian government envoy says he had "constructive and fruitful" discussions with a UN mediator in the resumption of peace talks in Geneva.

Syria Gov't Says Talks with UN Envoy 'Fruitful'

Syria's UN ambassador Bashar Ja'afari spoke briefly to reporters Friday after his delegation provided proposed "amendments" to a working paper laid out by UN envoy Staffan de Mistura as the talks took a break last month.

De Mistura on Wednesday re-convened parties to the indirect peace talks between the government and the main opposition group, the High Negotiations Committee, aimed to try to bring an end to Syria's five-year war that has left over 250,000 dead and driven millions from their homes, AP reported.

Ja'afari said de Mistura's team would examine the government's proposed changes to a list of fundamental principles for the talks before meeting again Monday.

Syrian government delegation arrived in Geneva on Friday to the peace talks underway to find a resolution to the country's five-year civil war.

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