- Category: World News
- Published Thursday, January 28, 2016
- CTV News
GENEVA -- The UN special envoy to Syria says the peace talks he plans to launch in Geneva "in the next few days" are an opportunity that must not be missed.
Speaking in a recorded message to the people of Syria released on Thursday, he said the United Nations "will never abandon the Syrian people." He urged Syrians to raise their voice and tell delegations coming to Geneva to compromise for the sake of peace.
"You have seen enough conferences, two of them already have taken place. This one cannot fail," he said.
Peace talks are scheduled to begin on Friday, but are likely to be delayed due to ongoing disputes over which opposition parties will attend.