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Syria's ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad speaks during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, October 1, 2015. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev


MOSCOW (Reuters) - The next round Syria peace talks will be held in the Kazakh capital of Astana on June 12-13, RIA news agency quoted the Syrian ambassador to Moscow as saying on Saturday.

"We have received an invitation to participate in talks in Astana, which will take place on 12-13 of this month," RIA quoted Ambassador Riad Haddad as saying.

(Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Edmund Blair)


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