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Russian and Saudi foreign ministers discuss situation in Syria

February 12, 16:03 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, February 12. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Saudi Arabian counterpart Adel Al-Jubeir have discussed the situation in Syria and bilateral cooperation on the sidelines of Munich Security Conference, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

"Lavrov and Al-Jubeir discussed the current condition and prospects of Russian-Saudi relations," the foreign ministry said. "They confirmed mutual plans to develop and improve them, to boost cooperation in different spheres," the ministry added.

"At the meeting, they also considered in detail pressing regional issues with an emphasis on the situation in Syria," the foreign ministry noted.

 Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the meeting noted that Moscow hopes the agreements reached at the session of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) will be implemented soon.

"We hope that reached agreements will transform into practical steps," Lavrov said.

Munich Security Conference that opens today in the Bavarian capital Munich will focus on the Syrian conflict, situation in Ukraine and refugee crisis in Europe. Russia is represented by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the conference.

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