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U.S.-led Syria talks begin in Lausanne - official
October 15, 2016 / 1:41 PM / a year ago

U.S.-led Syria talks begin in Lausanne - official

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - U.S.-led talks on Syria including Russia and regional powers began in the Swiss town of Lausanne on Saturday, a U.S. official said.

A woman stands outside the Beau-Rivage Palace ahead of Syria talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, October 15, 2016. The T-shirt reads: "Assad must go". REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

The meeting is another attempt to try to find a diplomatic solution to the Syria conflict, which has lasted over 5 years.

Apart from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, also present at the talks are the foreign ministers of Jordan, Turkey, Egypt, Qatar, Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

Reporting by Alexander Winning and Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Jack Stubbs

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