Russia proposes international meeting on Syria on Feb 11

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov (R) has called for a Feburary international meeting on SyriaRussia said on Thursday it wanted to hold an international meeting on Syria — including key players from the West and the Middle East — in Munich next month. "There is an agreement in principle between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Secretary of State John Kerry, and now we will propose to all the other participants of the international Syria support group a time and place — Munich, February 11," state news agency TASS quoted deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov as saying. The call for a fresh meeting of the key international players in Syria came as opposition groups from the war-torn country met for a third day in Riyadh to decide whether to attend UN peace talks with the government, with less than 24 hours before the negotiations were due to open in Geneva.


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