MOSCOW, November 6. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US State Secretary John Kerry have discussed in a telephone conversation international cooperation on launching a process of political negotiations in Syria and fighting against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
"They discussed the issues of international cooperation on facilitating the launch of the process of political negotiations in Syria with participation of authorities and patriotic opposition," the foreign ministry said.
"They also discussed the fight against ISIL [Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - former name of the Islamic State terrorist organization] and other terrorist groups in the Middle East," the ministry said.
Over the last few days, Lavrov and Kerry have almost daily discussed the situation in Syria on the telephone focusing on implementing agreements reached at international meetings in Vienna on October 23 and 30.