Russian and U.S. diplomats discuss Syrian settlement

The Russia-U.S. agreements came into force from Sept. 12

The situation in Syria in the context of the Russian-U.S. agreements that came into force from Sept. 12 were in focus of a meeting between Russian president’s envoy for the Middle East and African countries and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and U.S. Ambassador to Moscow John Tefft, the Russian foreign ministry said on Sept. 13.

"The sides discussed issues of the Syrian conflict settlement, including in the context of the Russian-U.S. agreements on bolstering the ceasefire regime, resolution of humanitarian problems and launching a comprehensive political process in that country that came into effect on September 12," the ministry said.

Apart from that, the two diplomats exchanged views on the situation in Yemen, Libya, and on issues of the Middle East settlement.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sept. 10 coordinated a package of five documents called upon to bring about ceasefire in Syria and to lay down the foundations of a resumption of the political process. The documents feature the separation of the armed opposition and terrorists and envision the delivery of joint Russian-U.S. airstrikes. They also specify a procedure for reacting to violations of the ceasefire and some aspects of delivery of humanitarian aid millions of people are wanting badly.

Source: TASS.com

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