Syrian government to attend U.N. talks in Vienna: U.N. deputy envoy

FILE PHOTO: Deputy UN Special Envoy for Syria Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy arrives for a meeting with Syrian government delegation prior to a round of negotiation, during the Intra Syria talks, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland December 12, 2017 REUTERS/Xu Jinquan/Pool

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian government will attend U.N.-sponsored peace talks set to take place in Vienna next week, the United Nations deputy Syria envoy said on Thursday.

At a press conference in Damascus, Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy said Syria's deputy foreign minister, Faisal Meqdad, had informed him of the government's plans to attend. The United Nations has invited the Syrian government and opposition to a special meeting next week in Vienna, Austria.

(Reporting by Kinda Makieh in Damascus; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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