January 18, 2018 / 2:03 PM / 10 months ago

Syrian government to attend U.N. talks in Vienna: U.N. deputy envoy

Deputy UN Special Envoy for Syria Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy talks during a news conference in Damascus, Syria January 18, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian government will attend U.N.-sponsored peace talks set to take place in Vienna next week, the United Nations deputy Syria envoy said on Thursday.

At a press conference in Damascus, Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy said Syria’s deputy foreign minister, Faisal Meqdad, had informed him of the government’s plans to attend. The United Nations has invited the Syrian government and opposition to a special meeting next week in Vienna, Austria.

Reporting by Kinda Makieh in Damascus; Editing by Toby Chopra

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