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7 June 201718:39

Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif


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On June 7, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke by phone with Mohammad Javad Zarif, Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The call was initiated by Iran.  

The ministers exchanged views on Syrian issues in the context of preparing for the next inter-Syrian meeting in Astana.

In light of the critical situation in relations between Qatar and a number of other Arab states,  Mr Lavrov and Mr Zarif called on all parties concerned to engage in dialogue with the aim of finding mutually acceptable solutions in the interests of maintaining peace and stability in the Persian Gulf area and consolidating efforts in the fight against terrorism.

The ministers agreed to maintain close contacts, including as part of the upcoming SCO events. 

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