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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.N. special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura enter a hall during a meeting in Moscow, Russia December 21, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov


MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.N. special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday he planned to organise a next round of Syrian peace talks in Geneva in the second half of January.

De Mistura was speaking in Moscow at a news conference after holding talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

De Mistura told Lavrov that the last round of peace talks had gone badly.

(Reporting by Andrew Osborn; Editing by Alison Williams)

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