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ROME, December 14. /TASS/. A meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry ended in Rome late on Sunday.
It was held at the residence of the U.S. ambassador to Italy.
The central item on the agenda was the Middle East settlement. Opening the meeting, the Russian foreign minister stressed that Middle-East settlement required urgent steps to prevent the situation from further degrading.
U.S. Department of State deputy spokesperson Marie Harf said earlier that the two top diplomats would also discuss the situation in Syria and Ukraine.
The two foreign ministers are not expected to give a news conference after the meeting.