November 25, 2017 / 3:34 AM / 10 months ago

Syrian opposition chief says Sochi does not serve political process

RIYADH (Reuters) - The chief negotiator of Syria’s main opposition said early on Saturday that Russia’s proposal to hold a congress of the Syrian government and opposition in Sochi did not serve the political process.

Syria's main opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC) leader Nasr al-Hariri speaks to the media during the Intra Syria talks at the United Nations Offices in Geneva, Switzerland, May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy/Files

Nasr Hariri called on the international community, including Russia, “to focus all our work on serving the political process according to the U.N.-sponsored Geneva track in order to save time and achieve the desired goal”.

Reporting By Stephen Kalin and Suleiman al-Khalidi; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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