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Notes to correspondents

Geneva Conference on Syria - Update for correspondents

Geneva, 10 February 2014

The second round of the intra-Syrian Talks (Geneva II) started this morning at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi met with the delegation of the Syrian opposition headed by its Chief Negotiator, Mr. Hedi Albahra, and subsequently with the Syrian Government delegation headed by its Chief Negotiator, Amb. Bashar Ja'fari.

The discussions centered on the agenda of the second round of the Talks, chiefly questions relating to the cessation of violence and terrorism and the establishment of a Transitional Governing Body in accordance with the Geneva Communique of 30 June 2012.

No press conference by the Joint Special Representative is scheduled today.

Notes to correspondents on 10 February 2014