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Russia and US agree to hold Syria conference

7 May 2013 Last updated at 23:01 BST

Russia and the US have agreed to work towards holding an international conference to find a political solution to the conflict in Syria.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Secretary of State John Kerry announced it would follow on from an Action Group for Syria meeting in Geneva last June.

Mr Kerry said the Geneva track should be "the road map" to end the "bloodshed, killing and massacres".

Relations between Moscow and Washington have been strained in the last two years by differences over Syria.