Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
On May 5, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke over the phone with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The call was initiated by the US side.
The focus was on reaching a settlement in Syria. In light of the outcome of the International Meeting on Syria, which took place on May 3-4 in Astana, the discussion centred around the need to deescalate the situation in Syria, consolidate the ceasefire, step up efforts to fight terrorism and intensify outside support for the intra-Syrian negotiating process.
Some other regional and bilateral issues were also addressed. The officials agreed on further Russian-US contacts.