UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura gestures during a press conference following a round of Syria peace talks on May 19, 2017 at the United Nations Offices in Geneva. -
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U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura ended four days of Syria talks on Friday, saying there had been "incremental progress" and he planned to reconvene negotiations in June.Syrian government negotiator Bashar al-Ja'afari told reporters the talks had not included any discussion of the four main agenda items -- reformed governance, new elections, a new constitution and the fight against terrorism.The U.N. talks no longer aim to bring an end to the fighting -- that objective has been taken up by parallel talks sponsored by Russia, Turkey and Iran -- but they do aim to prepare the way for political reform in Syria, if the six-year-old war ends.
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