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New UN Syria Envoy to Visit Damascus Tuesday

New UN Syria Envoy to Visit Damascus Tuesday

The new United Nations envoy on the Syria conflict, Staffan de Mistura, is to make his first trip to Damascus on Tuesday, Syrian media reported.

De Mistura will hold three days of talks on the “prospects for a solution” to the conflict that has ravaged Syria since March 2011, the al-Watan newapaper reported on Monday.

A European diplomat in Beirut said that de Mistura would arrive in the Lebanese capital on Monday and travel to Damascus by road on Tuesday.

While in Damascus, de Mistura will also meet representatives of opposition groups tolerated by the regime, al-Watan said.

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