G8 foreign ministers meet to address Syria, N. Korea

By REUTERS
April 10, 2013 03:44

 
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LONDON - G8 foreign ministers meet on Wednesday in London, where host Britain will press its case for doing more to help the Syrian opposition against President Bashar Assad and end a devastating civil war.

Responding to threats from North Korea of an imminent conflict with its southern neighbor will also be high on the agenda of the Group of Eight leading industrialized nations - the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Canada and Russia - gathered in Britain's capital till Thursday.

Leaders of the Syrian National Coalition will be present on the sidelines of the G8 and hold talks with those foreign ministers willing to meet them, British Foreign Secretary William Hague told reporters on Tuesday.

Hague, his French counterpart Laurent Fabius and US Secretary of State John Kerry are expected to hold talks with the civilian opposition figures.

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