Syrian opposition leader meets Arab League chief

AP , Saturday 2 Nov 2013

Leaders of the Syrian National Coalition meet with Nabil El-Araby in Cairo to discuss prospects of a Syria peace conference to be held later this month

Top officials from the main Syrian opposition group have met with the head of the Arab League to discuss a proposed peace conference to end the country's civil war.

Saturday's talks in Cairo came a day before foreign ministers from the League's member states were to meet to discuss the 2 ½-year crisis.

The meeting between leaders of the Syrian National Coalition and Nabil Elaraby came as UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi voiced uncertainty about the proposed Geneva peace conference scheduled for later this month.

The Syrian opposition is made up of different factions, many of them exiled politicians — the majority of whom are part of the coalition demanding President Bashar Assad to step down.

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