November 24, 2017 / 10:00 PM / 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.

Nasr al-Hariri arrives at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland May 16, 2017. REUTERS/Salvatore Di Nolfi/Pool

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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