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Foreign Secretary statement following talks on Syria

Philip Hammond's comments after attending the Syria talks in Vienna on Saturday.

Speaking after attending the Syria talks in Vienna on Saturday, the Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond said:

Our discussions in Vienna have been constructive, and there is now momentum behind a process working towards peace for the people of Syria.

We have agreed to work towards a ceasefire, and to chart a course that will see the Syrian people take charge of their own destiny. The UK remains opposed to Bashar al-Assad playing any part in the future of Syria.

The terrible attacks in Paris have shown us that a united and strong response to solving the civil war in Syria is needed urgently, to ensure everyone is committed to combating the barbaric threat that ISIL and its followers pose.

Statement of the International Syria Support Group

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