Lavrov discussed with Steinmeier the situation in Syria

Sergei Lavrov held a telephone conversation with Frank-Walter Steinmeier. The call was initiated by the German side. In the conversation, special attention was paid to the situation in Syria.

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov discussed by telephone with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the situation in Aleppo, as well as humanitarian assistance to the civilian population in Syria. It is noted that the conversation took place at the initiative of Germany. This was reported on the website of the foreign Ministry.

«In the development held in the same day, a telephone conversation of the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Ministers exchanged views on the progress of the settlement of the crisis in Syria, focusing on the situation in Aleppo and objectives of humanitarian assistance to civilians liberated from the terrorists in the Eastern parts of the city», — stated in the message.

Earlier it was reported that Putin and Merkel had a phone conversation. They, in particular, discussed the situation with Russian gas supplies to Europe via Ukraine. In addition, the parties agreed to intensify bilateral contacts.

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Lavrov discussed with Steinmeier the situation in Syria 14.12.2016

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