Major powers seek to hold Syria peace congress in late January

Major powers seek to hold Syria peace congress in late JanuaryMajor powerbrokers agreed Friday to hold a peace congress for Syria in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi in late January after previous attempts to hold the conference collapsed. Sochi will host the “Congress of National Dialogue” on Syria on January 29 and 30, said a joint statement released after two days of talks spearheaded by Russia and Iran, both key backers of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, and rebel-aligned Turkey.



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