Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry conferred on the Syria crisis and a Moscow meeting between the Syrian government and opposition forces scheduled for late January over the phone on Tuesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry wrote on Facebook.
"Speaking of the Syria crisis, the minister once again accentuated the pressing need for assistance to the search for political settlement ways by all the interested parties," the report said.
The sides noted the importance of peace initiatives of Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for Syria Staffan de Mistura, including broader practices of local ceasefire, the ministry noted.
"Kerry reaffirmed Washington's support to the Moscow meeting of representatives of the Syrian government and various opposition groups planned to take place in late January," the ministry underlined.
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