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Kerry arrives in Paris for Syria talks

FILE - In May 3, 2106 file photo, Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the State Department in Washington. Diplomats say the U.S. will endorse a tough new tone with Israel in an upcoming international report. The report would take the Jewish state to task over settlements, demolitions and property seizures on land the Palestinians claim for a future state. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

FILE - In May 3, 2106 file photo, Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the State Department in Washington. Diplomats say the U.S. will endorse a tough new tone with Israel in an upcoming international report. The report would take the Jewish state to task over settlements, demolitions and property seizures on land the Palestinians claim for a future state. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)  (The Associated Press)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Paris for talks on the conflict in Syria and will be meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault.

Representatives of Britain, Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Jordan, Turkey and the EU have also been invited in Paris Monday for a meeting in the presence of the Riad Hijab, head of the Western-backed Syrian opposition coalition, in an effort to relaunch the Syrian peace process.

On Tuesday Kerry is due to meet with German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Paris before heading to Britain.