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UN special envoy underscores need to keep up momentum 'on the political track' for Syria
22 Feb 2017 -  "It is time to talk and fight on the table [of negotiations], not in the field,” UN Special Envoy for Syria, Steffan de Mistura, has said, reiterating the importance of a political solution to the Syrian crisis. Mr. De Mistura was addressing reporters ahead of UN-facilitated Intra-Syrian negotiations, due to start on 23 February 2017. The Syrian negotiations at the UN Geneva Headquarters are expected to focus on three areas, namely, non-sectarian governance, a new constitution, as well as free and fair elections in war-torn country.