Kerry gives Lavrov two potatoes prior to talks in Paris

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Jan. 13, 2014, 2:51 p.m. | Russia and former Soviet Union — by Interfax-Ukraine

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) holds Idaho potatoes as a gift for Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (2R) before the start of their meeting at the US Ambassador's residence in Paris, on January 13, 2014. Kerry, his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov and UN-Arab League envoy on Syria will meet for talks aimed at finalising preparations for hoped-for peace talks between Bashar al-Assad's regime and the opposition National Coalition.

Paris - The talks between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry have begun in Paris. 

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