October 26, 2017 / 4:31 PM / a month ago

Next round of Syria talks in Geneva set for Nov 28: U.N. envoy

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The next round of talks between Syria’s government and the opposition will be held in Geneva on Nov. 28 the United Nations envoy to Syria said on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: U.N. special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura attends the round of Syria peace talks in Astana, Kazakhstan September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Mukhtar Kholdorbekov

Staffan de Mistura, speaking to the U.N. Security Council via teleconference from Geneva, said the next round of talks should focus on the drafting of a new constitution and on a path toward United Nations-verified elections.

Reporting by Rodrigo Campos

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