Middle East

Russia says Syria government will be at next round of peace talks

Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov speaks during a press conference upon his arrival at Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Thursday, April 25, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

MOSCOW: The Syrian government will attend the next round of peace talks with the opposition, set to begin on Feb. 10 in Geneva, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Tuesday.

"We have no doubt that the government delegation will take part in the second round of international talks in Geneva," Bogdanov told reporters before talks in Moscow between Russian officials and Syrian opposition leader Ahmed Jarba.





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