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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday urged the Syrian National Coalition to join other opposition groups in talks on launching dialogue with the Syrian government.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) A delegation of the Syrian National Coalition, led by Khaled Khoja, held a meeting with Lavrov in Moscow earlier on Thursday.

    "Lavrov called on the leadership of the National Coalition to take an active part in talks between representatives of a wide range of Syrian opposition groups aimed at developing a constructive platform to launch a dialogue with the Syrian government," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

    The talks in Moscow were part of a broad international effort to end the four-year civil war in Syria, which killed about 250,000 people and forced more than 4 million to flee the country.


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