New York,-The United Nations hoped on Monday that suitable conditions would be available to launch the intra-Syrian dialogue in Geneva at the end of August.
"The UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has called on the Syrian sides to attend the talks at the end of August, and we hope there would be a suitable environment to launch the talks which doesn't exist now," Farhan Haq, the UN Secretary General's spokesperson said at a press conference.
He pointed out to the necessity of supporting the cessation of hostilities agreement and help deliver the humanitarian aid to people in need, saying "Syria's working group is exerting efforts to achieve a progress in the humanitarian process."
In a relevant context, Haq said the UN expresses concern over the downing of the Russian plane in Idleb today.
Source: Syrian Arab News Agency