Syrian opposition will 'strive to join political process'

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Geneva (AFP)

The main Syrian opposition umbrella group will "strive to join the political process" on ending the country's civil war, a spokesman said Monday after receiving "positive messages" from the UN special envoy.

"We will strive to join political process," Salem al-Meslet said after a first formal meeting between UN envoy Staffan de Mistura and the High Negotiations Committee in Geneva. "We came here to discuss with the special envoy UN resolution 2254 lifting the sieges and stopping the crimes done by Russian air strikes in Syria, and I believe we received positive messages."