G8 foreign ministers gathered at historic Lancaster House in central London on Thursday for a summit, with Syria, North Korea and Iran said to top the agenda. The talks, which began over dinner on Wednesday night and were due to end later on Thursday, will also be the first chance for the ministers to discuss face-to-face the failure of last week's meeting in Almaty on curbing Iran's nuclear programme. Britain was expected to call for more help for the Syrian opposition but there are no signs of a major shift in policy. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY WILLIAM HAGUE SAYING: "Welcome everyone to London. Thank you to ministers for joining me for dinner last night. We had a useful discussion. We've got many issues to discuss today around the themes of conflict prevention and conflict resolution. We're going to be discussing counter-terrorism and counter-proliferation, that will give us the opportunity to discuss the situation with DPRK and the E3+3 negotiations with Iran."
Apr. 11 - Foreign ministers from Group of Eight nations meet in London to discuss Syria, North Korea and Iran. Rough Cut (no reporter narration) ( Transcript )
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