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Over 10 ministers to attend Friends of Syria meeting in Istanbul

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Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Friday that more than 10 ministers from different countries will attend the upcoming Friends of Syria donor meeting and discuss the long-time crisis in Istanbul on April 20.

Davutoglu made the statement at the concluding session of the Istanbul Conference on Mediation with participation of 500 officials and specialists.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will also attend the meeting, which will be his third visit to Turkey in two months, according to local media.

The Friends of Syria is formed by some Western and Arab countries that support the Syrian opposition. It has held several meetings hosted by various countries since last year. Its core group includes the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Turkey, Qatar, and Jordan.

Philippines News agency

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