US Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, will be in Paris on Friday for meetings with top French officials as part of consultations in view of the eighth round of intra-Syrian talks in Geneva on November 28.
In this context, de Mistura and his assistants are contacting high-level regional, European, Russian and American officials.
De Mistura’s deputy Ramzy completed talks in Riyadh on Thursday and the UN envoy is expected to meet a Russian delegation in Geneva at the start of next week. The intra-Syrian talks are aiming to find a negotiated political solution to the conflict in Syria under the auspices of the UN. The last round of talks ended on July 14 without making any progress of note.