Press release on Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry
On October 21, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke over the phone with US Secretary of State John Kerry on the initiative of the US side.
The discussion focused on Syria in light of the upcoming meeting in Vienna between the two officials on October 23, where they will be joined by the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
Considering current tensions in Palestinian-Israeli relations, especially over the holy sites in Jerusalem, Sergey Lavrov also proposed holding a ministerial meeting of the Middle East Quartet of international intermediaries (Russia, the US, the EU and the UN) on the same day.
October 21, 2015