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Syria talks: Assad's future not on agenda, says Jafari

25 January 2014 Last updated at 12:16 GMT

Syria's opposition and government have met face to face in Geneva for talks aimed at "saving Syria".

Syria's Ambassador to the UN, Bashar Jafari - part of the government delegation - told the BBC's Lina Sinjab that his priority was "putting an end to the terrorism and the violence".

He said that President Bashar al-Assad's future was not up for discussion.

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