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    Inside Syria - Can foreign powers determine Syria's future?

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    On Saturday, foreign ministers from several countries including the US, Britain, France And key Syrian allies, Russia and China, met in Geneva to discuss a new proposal for Syria brokered by the UN and Arab League envoy Kofi Annan.

    Annan's proposal calls for the formation of a transitional government paving the way for multi-party elections; with an offer for "significant" international funding to rebuild war-torn Syria.

    Although the proposal is supported by some of the major powers; Russia warned that it should not 'predetermine' the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's fate.

    In his opening remarks at the conference, the special envoy Kofi Annan admitted that his plan has failed so far in achieving significant results.