Syrian Government to Return to Geneva Talks Sunday

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with Turkish then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2009.

DAMASCUS (AFP) – The Syrian government delegation will return to Geneva on Sunday for peace talks hosted by the United Nations on ending the country’s brutal conflict, the foreign ministry said.

“The Syrian government delegation will arrive in Geneva on Sunday to take part in the eighth round,” state news agency SANA reported on Thursday, citing a foreign ministry source.

The government delegation was absent for the resumption of the talks on Tuesday following a weekend break.