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GENEVA, January 25, /ITAR-TASS/. The Syrian opposition delegation expects to begin discussing in two days with the government representatives political issues, including forming a provisional government, spokesman for the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces Anas al-Abdah told reporters on Saturday.
"In two days, we hope to start political talks and begin to talk about a provisional government," he said. "The fact that we are here is an important signal for our people," he noted.
The next meeting of the delegations of the Syrian government and the Syrian opposition will begin in Geneva at 19:00 Moscow time.
U.N. and Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi was the only one who spoke at the first meeting, the chief opposition negotiator, a member of the political council of the National Coalition, Hadi al-Bahra told Itar-Tass. The next meeting with the government delegation is planned for 16:00 (19:00 Moscow time), he said.
During the second meeting, the sides will discuss ceasefire, swap of prisoners and access for humanitarian aid.