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Mansour heads to Geneva for Syria peace talks
Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour gestures upon his arrival at the Parliament in Beirut, Tuesday, July 3, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour gestures upon his arrival at the Parliament in Beirut, Tuesday, July 3, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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BEIRUT: Caretaker Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour headed to Geneva Tuesday to attend an international peace conference on Syria.

Mansour said Lebanon’s participation is important due to the country’s close proximity to Syria.

Lebanon is affected by what is going on in Syria,” Mansour told reporters at Beirut airport.

“This is why when we go to Geneva there are many issues that concerns Lebanon directly, including Syria’s security and stability which is also Lebanon’s security and stability,” he said.

“Another issue of great importance is terrorism that has afflicted Lebanon similar to Syria and Iraq,” Mansour stressed.

He said Lebanon will raise this issue at the Geneva talks in an effort to garner international support to eliminate terrorism.

The one-day meeting of foreign ministers in Montreux precedes the first direct peace talks scheduled to kick off Friday between the warring Syrian factions in the nearly three-year conflict.

The meeting at the U.N. headquarters in Geneva comprises delegations from President Bashar Assad’s regime and Syrian opposition groups.

The conference will be moderated by the U.N.-Arab League special envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi.

 
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Caretaker Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour headed to Geneva Tuesday to attend an international peace conference on Syria.

Mansour said Lebanon's participation is important due to the country's close proximity to Syria.
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