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All Lebanese parties agree to attend Swiss peace talks

All Lebanese factional leaders invited to reconciliation talks in Switzerland next week have agreed to attend, government and opposition sources said Wednesday.

Opposition sources said the four main opposition leaders had decided to take part in the conference starting in Lausanne on Monday, and the two major Christian factional leaders publicly announced their decision Wednesday.

Well-informed sources said the talks, chaired by Maronite Christian President Amin Gemayel, were expected to last only two days but could be prolonged.

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