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Arab League hopes US, Russia reconcile on Syria

Published on Dec 10, 2012 6:01 AM
Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi speak during the Arab League ministerial meeting in Doha on Dec 9, 2012. -- PHOTO: AFP

DOHA (AFP) - Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi said on Sunday he hoped that the United States (US) and Russia could reconcile their views over Syria in order to facilitate a settlement of the crisis in the war-ravaged country.

"Talks between the US and Russia along with the international envoy (Lakhdar Brahimi) continued in Geneva today," Mr Arabi told a meeting of the Arab ministerial committee on Syria held in Doha.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday met both her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov and Mr Brahimi in Dublin.

Mrs Clinton said there had been no "great breakthrough" during those talks, but that there would be further meetings between officials.

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