Prisoners’ release tops Syria talks as al-Qaeda seeks unity
Posted by satyrikon στο Ιανουαρίου 26, 2014
Representatives of Syrian government and foreign-backed opposition have held talks for the second straight day in the Swiss city of Geneva, as al-Qaeda-linked groups fighting at the side of the opposition seek more alliance to stop their infighting.
The talks resumed on Sunday with UN-Arab League Special Representative for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, acting as a go-between.
Bouthaina Shaaban, the political and media adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, told reporters that the Syrian delegation seeks to make arrangement for stopping terrorism in the Arab country and reconstructing it.
Sunday’s negotiations, centered on the release of prisoners, come after the two sides sat together in the same room for the first time on Saturday and held two face-to-face meetings which according to Brahimi did not achieve much.
The UN envoy said Saturday’s second meeting focused on humanitarian affairs in the Arab country.
Brahimi added that he hoped a deal could be…
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