UN deputy says peace talks could resume in 'weeks'

After the breakdown of the Syrian ceasefire this week, UN envoy said he hopes peace talks could resume in coming weeks.

Yoel Domb ,

Ruins in Aleppo
Ruins in Aleppo

The UN's deputy envoy for Syria said Thursdav that he hoped peace talks could resume in the coming weeks, despite "grim" events on the ground.

Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy said his boss, UN envoy Staffan de Mistura, was in discussion with warring parties to organize "direct negotiations", a departure from past rounds where the sides met separately with moderators.

The UN is working "with a view to holding these talks hopefully in the next few weeks."

AFP contributed to this report