Syria peace conference opens in Switzerland

By REUTERS
January 22, 2014 10:33






MONTREUX - International peace talks to address Syria's almost three-year-old civil war opened in Montreux near Geneva on Wednesday with a speech by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.



Present at the talks were delegations from the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad and Syrian exile opposition groups as well as the United Nations, United States and Russia.

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