John Kerry flies to Geneva for Syria peace talks with Russia's Sergey Lavrov

US secretary of state had delayed departure to Switzerland while seeking to narrow differences between Washington and Moscow on proposed truce

John Kerry will fly to Geneva for Syrian peace talks on Friday with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, the US state department has said.

Lavrov arrived at the talks venue in Geneva on Thursday, and held a one-hour meeting with the UN peace envoy, Staffan de Mistura.

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