Lavrov and Kerry stress need to hold intra-Syrian dialogue soon

Moscow, SANA – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US State Secretary John Kerry affirmed the need to hold intra-Syrian dialogue under the aegis of UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, stressed that the necessity of not missing the opportunity to do so.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday that during a phone call, Lavrov and Kerry had a positive evaluation of the situation in general in terms of the cessation of hostilities in Syria, with them saying that commitment to the cessation has led to decreasing the level of violence notably.

The statement said that the two officials asserted that progress was made in delivering humanitarian aid to besieged areas in Syria.

Hazem Sabbagh

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