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  6/5/2012, Sivan 15, 5772

EU, Russia: Give Annan Peace Plan for Syria a Chance

The European Union and Russia agreed, Monday, that the peace plan proposed by former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan was still the best chance for solving the crisis in Syria. According to European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, who was visiting Russia: "We agree that the Annan plan as a whole provides the best opportunity to end the cycle of violence in Syria."

His statement came at a news conference after he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Van Rompuy said the two countries had to work out other differences of opinion regarding the Syrian situation.