Arab League chief says Syria peace talks set for Nov. 23

CAIRO Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:04am EDT

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CAIRO Oct 20 (Reuters) - Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby said on Sunday peace talks aimed at ending the conflict in Syria would take place on Nov. 23 in Geneva.

"I discussed the Syria file with Lakhdar Brahimi and it was decided that the Geneva meeting would take place on November 23 and arrangements are being made to prepare for this conference," Elaraby told reporters in Cairo after a meeting with Brahimi, the international envoy for Syria.

But at the same news conference Brahimi said: "The date has not been officially set."

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