Ban Ki-moon arrives in Geneva for Georgia talks
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Geneva Tuesday to meet with senior European diplomats ahead of talks over the conflict between Russia and Georgia in August, the UN said.?

The UN chief will hold a dinner later Tuesday with French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner and the European Union's top foreign policy official Javier Solana in a bid to finalise the details of the talks.?

Beforehand he will also meet the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, UN spokeswoman Elena Ponomareva said.?

The talks in Geneva will be the first time Russia and Georgia have met face-to-face since the August conflict sparked by Tbilisi's bid to regain control of the separatist region of South Ossetia which in turn prompted a Russian invasion.?

The talks are being held under the joint auspices of the UN, EU and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe.