Russia's Lavrov discusses Syria with Turkish, Iranian ministers

December 17, 2016 14:38

MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held phone calls with the foreign ministers of Turkey and Iran on Saturday to discuss the Syria crisis, the Russian foreign ministry said.

The ministers stressed the importance of joint efforts by the international community to provide humanitarian aid in Syria and facilitate a political resolution of the conflict, the ministry said in a statement, adding that the calls were made on Russia's initiative.The three ministers agreed to meet in the near future, it said.

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