Geneva talks: Rebels positive after meeting de Mistura

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The Syrian opposition's first meeting with Staffan de Mistura in the latest round of peace talks was "generally positive", the rebels said, adding the UN envoy seemed more engaged in discussing political transition.

Hariri said the opposition presented its "understanding" of points in UN Security Council Resolution 2254 that discuss political transition in Syria, including governance, the formation of a new constitution and new UN-supervised elections.

Friday's discussions with de Mistura only covered "procedural" aspects of the ongoing talks, said Hariri, adding that specific points about the shape and scope of any transition would be clarified in the coming days.

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