Updated- Lavrov and Kerry stress importance of their military coordination over Syria

Moscow, SANA – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his US counterpart John Kerry stressed in a phone conversation the importance of a tight military coordination between Moscow and Washington in Syria.
Russia Today Website quoted Russian Foreign Ministry as saying in a statement Sunday that Lavrov and Kerry exchanged evaluation of applying the cessation of fighting actions agreement in Syria.
The statement added that the two sides stressed refusing the pumping of provocative media reports on breaches of the agreement in the country.
Earlier Saturday, Lavrov and Kerry stressed, in a phone, importance of the Russian-US cooperation for resuming the inter-Syrian dialogue in Geneva and welcomed entering into effect the cessation of fighting actions agreement.

Bogdanov.. Russian-US agreement includes a mechanism to deal with violations

In a relevant context, Russian President’s Special Representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said that the Russian-US statement about cessation of fighting actions in Syria includes a mechanism to act if it was violated.

Boganov added in an interview with Interfax Russian News Agency on Sunday” We agreed upon a mechanism for acting in case any violations are registered”, noting that Russian military personnel are in close contact with their US counterparts on this issue in addition to holding daily press conferences regarding this issue by the Russian defense ministry.

Cessation of fighting actions started on Friday midnight in an implementation of the Russian-US agreement which was adopted unanimously by the UN Security Council in accordance with resolution No. 2268.

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