March 1, 2017 / 7:30 PM / 6 months ago

Syrian government puts 'terrorism' on Geneva agenda - source

UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria Staffan de Mistura, attends a meeting of Intra Syria peace talks with Syrian government delegation at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, March 1, 2017.Martial Trezzini/Pool

GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria's government negotiators at peace talks in Geneva have held deep and constructive talks with U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura over the past two days and agreed to discuss subjects including terrorism and political issues, a source close to the delegation said on Wednesday.

The delegation received a paper from de Mistura on his plans for organising the talks and made amendments to it, which they asked the U.N. envoy to relay to the opposition negotiators, the source said.

Reporting by Kinda Makieh in Damascus, writing by Tom Miles, editing by John Irish

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