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Syrian opposition to resume participation in Geneva 3

Syrian opposition groups will resume their participation in peace talks in Geneva, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed reported yesterday.

The official spokesman for the Supreme Syrian Commission of the negotiations Riad Nassan Agha told the news site: "It is important to resume the political process although it does not have immediate results," noting that the political solution is the opposition's "first choice".

Regarding media reports that Russia has been trying to write a new constitution for Syria, Agha said: "Syrians will write their own constitution."

He also revealed that the Commission would start a national dialogue with all opposition parties in order to achieve a wider representation and a "stronger" national unity.

He also hinted that there might be Kurdish representation in the opposition body in Geneva.

The UN Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura is expected to call for a fourth round of talks in Geneva in the middle of the next month. However, he noted that he would not do this before achieving a ceasefire.

Syrian opposition groups suspended their participation in the Geneva talks on 18 May, in protest against breaches by the Syrian regime and its allies to the ceasefire.

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