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Russia, US discuss Syria and Middle East

Image of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia, 9 March 2017 [Nikita Shvetsov - Anadolu Agency]
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Russia, on 9 March 2017 [Nikita Shvetsov - Anadolu Agency]

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed cooperation on the Syrian crisis and Middle East issues in a meeting yesterday, Lavrov’s spokeswoman said.

Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said “the meeting was on cooperation in Syria crisis, Middle East issues and Minsk agreement”, in reference to the deal to bring peace to Ukraine. No other details were immediately available.

The top Russian and US diplomats met in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

Russia and the US are pitted against each other in the war in Syria, with Russia backing President Bashar Al-Assad in his attempt to maintain control of the country and America calling for him to stepdown in order for peace efforts to see fruition.

Read: UN hopes for ‘real’ Syria talks in October

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