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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and United Nations and Arab League envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura have held a press conference on Wednesday, November 4, following a meeting in Moscow.

    Syria has been in a civil war since 2011. Syrian government forces are fighting against opposition factions and extremist groups.

    Last week, Lavrov and de Mistura met in Vienna during the two-day talks on Syrian regulation.

    Participants of the talks, including officials from China, Iran, the European Union, and the United States, elucidated a 9-point communique on the Syrian crisis.

    According to the communique, representatives of the Syrian government and opposition factions will meet under UN auspices to discuss "credible, inclusive, non-sectarian governance," as well as fair elections and a new constitution. The document also states that the political process in Syria will be led by the people of the country, and they alone must decide its future.

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