The UN, SANA-The United Nations announced on Thursday that its special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura will visit Damascus on Saturday to hold talks with Syrian senior officials on new ideas proposed about his plans to freeze fighting in Aleppo northern city.

“De Mistura is now in Beirut and he will head for Damascus next Saturday to meet Syrian officials on freezing the combatant acts in Aleppo,” AFP quoted the UN spokesperson   Stéphane Dujarric as saying.

During his latest visit to Damascus in November, de Mistura discussed with Syrian officials an initiative to freeze fighting in Aleppo.

De Mistura told Sky News TV on Feb 18th “the future of the Syrian government and the form of rule in the country are at the hands of the Syrian people only.”

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