Named the date of the sixth round of inter-Syrian talks in Geneva

Staffan de Mistura

UN special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura will resume negotiations with the participation of the Syrian government and the Syrian opposition in Geneva on 16 may. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the common on Monday, may 8, the office of the special envoy.

At the sixth round of inter-Syrian talks, de Mistura, as noted, expects to strengthen the work with the delegations on the agenda, agreed at the end of Geneva 4.

In addition, de Mistura hopes that agreement on de-escalation in Syria reached in Astana on 4 may, will be fully implemented.

The fifth round of inter-Syrian talks was held in Geneva from 23 to 31 March and has not brought visible progress in the political settlement process.

The Memorandum on the establishment of security zones in Syria was signed in Astana on may 4, the guarantor countries Russia, Turkey and Iran. It is expected to create four zones in Idlib province, in the territories of Latakia, Aleppo and Hama; in the North of HOMS province; in Eastern ghouta, on the South of Syria — the provinces of Deraa and Quneitra. In these regions will be denied the use of weapons. In addition, there will deliver humanitarian aid.

On may 8, Russia submitted to the UN security Council a draft resolution on the support zones of de-escalation. Three days before that, the UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres endorsed the agreements adopted in Astana.