Lavrov plans to meet with Kerry in Vienna on June 30

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he will go to Vienna on Tuesday, where he will meet with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

"Our delegation will go to Vienna, where talks with J. Kerry are planned for tomorrow," Lavrov said following a meeting with his Syrian counterpart Walid Muallem in Moscow.

Earlier, following a telephone conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama, Lavrov and Kerry were asked "to hold without a delay a meeting in order to assess how to merge efforts of our two countries and other states of the region most efficiently" to fight extremism, Lavrov said.

"Walid, I will tell you as a friend that we will not handle rhetorical questions but specifics and deal with practical joint [cooperation]; one can deal with rhetoric, when we conquer terrorism," Lavrov told Muallem.

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