"The UN-hosted intra-Syrian talks are expected to start sometime as of the third week of January, in Geneva — exact location still to be decided," the communications officer said. "No further details can be communicated at this stage."
Chair of opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) coalition George Sabra told Sputnik previously the date for upcoming talks floated by the United Nations was January 22.
The as-yet unannounced meeting comes on the heels of a momentous December 18 UN Security Council resolution reaffirming previously outlined goals to bring the entire spectrum of Syrian political groups to the negotiating table. The resolution, alongside a November 14 International Syria Support Group (ISSG) statement, said intra-Syrian talks would begin in January.