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MOSCOW, October 29. /TASS/. The ministerial meeting on Syria in a broader format in Vienna on Friday will be also attended by the representatives of Iraq and Lebanon, Russia’s Foreign Ministry official spokesperson has said.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will fly to the Austrian capital on Thursday afternoon for the multilateral meeting on the Syrian settlement, Maria Zakharova reminded.
Friday’s meeting will be attended by "Iraq, Iran, Egypt and Lebanon and other countries, and also the UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura," the Russian diplomat said.
London earlier announced that 13 countries would take part in the talks: Russia, the US, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, Germany, France, Egypt, Italy and the UK. The EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, will also participate.
"The Russian minister will have a chance to talk to his foreign counterparts on the sidelines of the multilateral meeting," Zakharova said, adding that more information on the contacts will be provided later.
The multilateral meeting on Friday will take place after the talks of foreign ministers of Russia, the US, Saudi Arabia and Turkey late on Thursday.