Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry

December 2, 2016

On December 2, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with US Secretary of State John Kerry on the sideslines of the Rome Mediterranean Dialogues international conference.
The diplomats discussed the outlook for a peaceful settlement in Syria. Sergey Lavrov yet again said that the key condition for success is resolute struggle against terrorist groups and reaffirmed Russia’s commitment to the principle of a political settlement through an inclusive intra-Syrian dialogue set out in UN Security Council Resolution 2254.
They also discussed other current international issues, including developments in Iraq, Libya and Yemen.
Mr Lavrov and Mr Kerry also spoke about bilateral relations, which have been seriously damaged by the confrontational approach of the Obama administration.