December 21, 2017 / 3:55 PM / 10 months ago

U.N.'s de Mistura - Next Syria peace talks in Geneva in January

MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.N. special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday he planned to organise a next round of Syrian peace talks in Geneva in the second half of January.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.N. special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura enter a hall during a meeting in Moscow, Russia December 21, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

De Mistura was speaking in Moscow at a news conference after holding talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

De Mistura told Lavrov that the last round of peace talks had gone badly.

Reporting by Andrew Osborn; Editing by Alison Williams

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