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WASHINGTON, January 15ю /ITAR-TASS/. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will attend the international conference on Syria known as Geneva II and the Davos Economic Forum next week, the Department of State said on Wednesday, January 15.
From January 21 to 25, Secretary of State John F. Kerry will travel to Montreux and Davos, Switzerland, it said.
“In Montreux, Secretary Kerry will participate in the ministerial-level and UN-hosted International Conference on Syria, also known as Geneva II. Secretary Kerry and his counterparts from around the world will launch the Geneva II process, aiming to fully implement the Geneva communique including a negotiated political transition to begin the end of the Syrian civil war,” the statement said.
The Syria conference will begin in Montreux on January 22 and then continue the next day in Geneva, with international mediators joining the Syrian government and opposition delegations.
In Davos, Secretary Kerry will deliver remarks at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum on the United States’ commitment to and engagement in the Middle East region.