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Syria Peace Hopes At Paris Crossroads

John Kerry and ministers from 10 other countries in the "Friends of Syria" grouping will seek to persuade the opposition National Coalition to attend talks due to start later this month in Switzerland.
Syria Peace Hopes At Paris Crossroads
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Via AFP:

The United States on Sunday voiced confidence that Syria's opposition National Coalition group would attend upcoming peace talks in Switzerland with representatives of Bashar al-Assad's regime.

"I am confident personally that the Syrian opposition will come to Geneva," US Secretary of State John Kerry said after a Paris meeting of the 11-nation "Friends of Syria" group attended by Coalition leader Ahmad Jarba.

"It was a very constructive meeting today (with Jarba). I am confident that he and others will be in Geneva. I am counting on both parties to come together."

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