Lavrov, Kerry, Brahimi to confer on Syria in New York

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and UN / Arab League Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi will have another meeting on Syria in New York City this month on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and UN / Arab League Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi will have another meeting on Syria in New York City this month on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session.

"We have agreed to meet at the General Assembly session and to see where we are [with regard to Syrian chemical weapons and prospects for holding the Geneva II conference] and what the Syrian sides think about it. We think we may be more specific when we talk with you in New York," Lavrov told reporters after having met with Kerry and Brahimi in Geneva.

Lavrov said Brahimi had invited him and Kerry to discuss prospects for convening the Geneva II conference for Syria.

In his words, Russia supported the conference idea from the very start and declared the need to comply with the Geneva Communique of June 30, 2012.

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