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Syrian opposition starts first formal meeting with U.N. envoy | Reuters

GENEVA A delegation from Syria's main opposition group, the High Negotiations Committee, arrived at the United Nations in Geneva on Monday for a first official session in U.N.-mediated peace talks overseen by U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura.

The session is a prelude to the start of "proximity talks" that De Mistura hopes to hold between the opposition and a government delegation.

(Reporting by John Irish, editing by Tom Miles)

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Published Date: Feb 02, 2016 02:46 AM | Updated Date: Feb 02, 2016 02:46 AM

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