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Syria sets be asis for Israel stalks
but mr sarkozy hosted mr assad in july and correspondents say he appears determined to bring syriate, a long-time foe of the us and istrael, back into the international fold .
former colonial power france syria's mediation has already brought an easing of tensions between syria and lebanon .
the fourth corners of the table was taken by the emir of qatar, sheikh hamad bin khalifa al-thani, and his prime minister, hamad bin jasim al-thani, who helped broker an internal peace deal in lebanon, also in may .
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rehabilitating syria the bbc's bethany bell in damascus says the summit brings together several key regional players, but progress is likely to be tentative at best .