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Brahimi expected in beirut for talks on Syria

Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr, right meets with U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi at the foreign ministry in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

BEIRUT: U.N. envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi arrives in Beirut Wednesday morning for talks with the top three Lebanese officials on the unrest in Syria, a security source told The Daily Star.

Brahimi will leave later in the evening.

Brahimi, who served as the Arab League Special Envoy for Lebanon in the final stages of the 1975-90 Civil War, has proposed a truce in Syria for the four-day Eid al-Adha holiday to pave the way for a political process.

Brahimi traveled across the region this week to garner support for his proposal.

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on October 17, 2012, on page 1.

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