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Lavrov, Steinmeier discuss Syria and Ukraine — Russian Foreign Ministry

October 07, 2016, 15:55 UTC+3

The two top diplomats discussed the Minsk deal implementation, proposals of the UN Secretary General’s envoy for Syria on alleviating the situation in Aleppo

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MOSCOW, October 7. /TASS/. Russian and German Foreign Ministers Sergey Lavrov and Frank-Walter Steinmeier discussed the settlement in Syria and the implementation of the Minsk agreements on Ukraine during a telephone conversation on Friday, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.

"The two ministers exchanged views on the Syrian settlement," the ministry said. "The Russian side noted the need to fully eradicate the terrorist threat on Syrian territory with simultaneous efforts to consolidate the cessation of hostilities, solve humanitarian problems and promote the political settlement of the Syrian conflict."

Lavrov and Steinmeier expressed the two sides' readiness to consider proposals of UN Secretary General’s envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura on alleviating the situation in Aleppo relying on the existing UN Security Council resolutions and decisions of the International Syria Support Group.

"(The two top diplomats) also discussed the implementation of the Minsk Package of Measures to defuse the Ukrainian crisis and some issues related to the bilateral relations," the ministry added.

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