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Kerry to Meet with Friends of Syria Group in London

State Dept photo(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to London on Thursday, the State Department announced on Monday.

There, he will meet with the core group of the Friends of Syrian People.

"Secretary Kerry and his counterparts will discuss the international community’s efforts to ease humanitarian suffering inside Syria, support the moderate opposition, and advance a political transition, as well as other global issues," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement.

During his time in London, Kerry will also meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

"While the door remains open to a peace process, the purpose of the meeting is to discuss our ongoing relationship with the Palestinians. As he has throughout the process, Secretary Kerry will reiterate a call he has made to both sides to maintain restraint and refrain from steps that would be unhelpful," Psaki said.

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