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Lavrov discusses situation in Syria with French Foreign Minister

The telephone conversation was on Friday at the French side’s initiative

MOSCOW, December 16. /TASS/. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed the situation in Syria and the upcoming bilateral contacts during a telephone conversation with France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported on its website on Saturday.

"The ministers discussed a wide range of bilateral issues, a schedule of political contacts for the upcoming period," the ministry said. "While discussing international issues, they paid special attention to development of the situation in Syria."

The telephone conversation was on Friday, December 14, at the French side’s initiative, the ministry added.