The Syrian opposition has agreed to attend a new round of U.N.-sponsored peace talks set for this week in Geneva, a spokesman told AFP Monday.

 

“After consultations, the High Negotiations Committee agreed to go to Geneva. The delegation is expected to arrive on Friday,” said Riad Naasan Agha, a spokesman for the main opposition body.

 

The opposition had been reluctant to attend the indirect peace negotiations, citing violations by government forces of a ceasefire in place since Feb. 27.

 

 

 

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