Syria: President Assad's future 'not up for discussion'
21 February 2014 Last updated at 06:28 GMT
Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad has told the BBC the government will attend another round of peace talks in Geneva once a new date is set.
The second round broke up a week ago with UN Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi saying no progress had been made.
Lyse Doucet reports on the confident mood from Damascus.