Syria talks show political disagreements

  • 28/04/2016
Syria talks show political disagreements

The Syrian government and main opposition group remain far apart in their vision of a political transition, despite some common ground, the United Nations Syria envoy says.

UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura, in a seven-page document issued at the end of a two-week round of talks, said that the two sides shared the view "that the transitional governance could include members of the present government and the opposition, independents and others".

Major and regional powers, who form the International Syria Support Group, would need to help in elaborating the fundamental issues to reach agreement on a viable political transition in future rounds, he said.