Syrian delegation to return to Geneva talks on Sunday – state media

The Syrian government’s negotiating team is set to arrive in Geneva on Sunday to participate in peace talks, Syria’s state news agency SANA said on Thursday. The report quoted a Foreign Ministry source. The delegation, led by Bashar al-Ja’afari, walked out last week and returned to Damascus. Negotiations resumed on Wednesday without the Syrian government delegation, Reuters reported. After a few days’ talks with little apparent progress, the UN mediator Staffan de Mistura said that the government delegation was returning to Damascus to “consult and refresh.”