Syria peace conference opens in Switzerland

by Reuters
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 08:22 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L-R), U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov join hands after their tri-lateral meeting in Montreux, Switzerland, January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

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MONTREUX, Switzerland, Jan 22 (Reuters) - International peace talks to address Syria's almost three-year-old civil war opened in Montreux near Geneva on Wednesday with a speech by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Present at the talks were delegations from the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Syrian exile opposition groups as well as the United Nations, United States and Russia.

(Writing by Samia Nakhoul; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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