United Nations and Arab League envoy, Kofi Annan
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Syrian government backs Kofi Annan peace plan

Syria's government has agreed to accept the peace plan put forward by the United Nations and Arab League envoy, Kofi Annan.

The former UN Secretary General is in Beijing as part of his role as an envoy on Syria. His plan calls for an end to the fighting in a UN-supervised ceasefire.

The opposition, however, says a peacekeeping mission would give President Bashar al-Assad more time.

Speaking following the talks, Mr Annan described them as "very good discussions''.

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