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5 May 201720:27

Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

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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.

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