GENEVA U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Wednesday that he expects no breakthrough at Syria peace talks beginning on Thursday, but the commencing of a collection of rounds of negotiations that intention to reach a political agreement.
“We are not possessing any abnormal expectations, let us be frank,” de Mistura told a information convention. He said he hoped to sustain momentum and that neither facet would check out to disrupt the talks by provoking the other. “I consider it will be worthwhile. We are heading to give it a severe check out.”
Although the Geneva talks will concentration on politics, de Mistura said he expected extra rounds of talks in the Kazakh funds Astana, convened by Russia, Turkey and Iran, to offer with the ceasefire and associated humanitarian problems, like prisoners.
He declined to go over the structure of the Geneva talks, which he said would start with bilateral conferences on Thursday, but did not say what his targets have been for this spherical.
(Reporting by Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay)