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UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon and other parties have arrived in Geneva for a new round of talks on the Syrian crisis. This meeting was convened by UN-Arab League joint envoy Kofi Annan.
Annan expressed optimism over the meeting upon his arrival. Representatives from the UN, Russia, the US, China, UK, Turkey and other European countries will take part in the conference.
Annan has called for an agreement on a plan to form a national unity government in Syria.
However, the US wants Assad to leave power, while Russia opposes any "external meddling" in Syrian affairs.
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