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

July 19, 2016

On July 19, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry at the latter’s request.

They discussed particular steps by Russia and the US towards promoting a solution to the conflict in Syria and suppressing terrorist groups operating on Syrian soil in light of the recent accords reached during Mr Kerry’s visit to Moscow.

Minister Lavrov also told the Secretary of State all he thought about the provocative anti-Russian demands made by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Mr Kerry agreed that sport should not be politicised.