Russia and US will develop measures for separation of supporters and opponents of the truce

Moscow, SANA – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry discussed in a phone talk on Thursday means of solidifying the agreement of cessation of hostilities in Syria and the political settlement and counterterrorism.

Sputnik news agency quoted the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying in a statement “In continuation of the recent International Syria Support Group meeting, co-chaired by Russia and the United States, the sides continued to discuss ways to overcome the conflict in that country, including strengthening the ceasefire regime, with the exception of the fight against terrorist groups.”

“It was agreed that Russian and US forces, through established coordination mechanisms, will develop specific measures for more effective separation of supporters and opponents of the truce,” the statement added, noting that both officials discussed steps for stopping foreign support and funding for terrorists in Syria.

Lavrov and Kerry also discussed other international issues, “including steps that could be taken by the international community to give a positive dynamic to the process of Palestinian-Israeli settlement,” according to the statement.

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