Britain's Miliband to visit Syria
Britain's foreign office says Foreign Secretary David Miliband will visit Syria next week, AP reported.
He'll be the first senior U.K official to visit since ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair in 2001.
Miliband's office said Wednesday that he would hold talks with Syrian foreign minister Walid al-Muallem and other officials.
The Foreign Office says it won't confirm if he'll meet President Bashar al-Assad.
It has not released the meeting's agenda but noted with approval that Syria had formalized diplomatic ties with Lebanon.
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Miliband will also travel to Lebanon, Israel and the Palestinian territories.