Lavrov and Tillerson discussed by telephone the de-escalation of the situation in Syria
Moscow. May 5. INTERFAX.RU — American initiative on Friday held a telephone conversation between Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov with the US Secretary of state Rex Tillerson, said the foreign Ministry.
“In the center of attention was the subject of the Syrian settlement. In the light of the outcome of the International meeting on Syria in Astana on may 3-4, discussed the goals of de-escalation of the situation in this country, the sustainability of the ceasefire, increased efforts in the fight against terrorism, activization of external assistance to the inter-Syrian negotiation process”, — stated in the message.
It notes that “touched on several other regional issues and the bilateral agenda,” the sides have agreed on further Russian-American contacts.