US, UK, France, Italy, Germany to meet on Syria

Reuters | Published: 21:06, Oct 04,2016 | Updated: 21:13, Oct 04,2016


Senior officials from the United States, Britain, France, Italy and Germany are to meet in Berlin on Wednesday to try to find ways to resolve the conflict in Syria, a German foreign ministry official said, confirming a story in the Tagesspiegel daily.

In a difficult situation, the goal is to look for suggestions about how to stem the violence in Syria and return to a political process, Tagesspiegel wrote citing a source close to the foreign minister.

The United States broke off talks with Russia on Monday on implementing a ceasefire agreement in Syria, accusing Moscow of not living up to its commitments under a September 9 deal to halt fighting and ensure aid reached besieged communities. 

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