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

August 16, 2016

On August 16, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke over the phone with US Secretary of State John Kerry at the latter’s initiative.

The ministers discussed the developments in Syria with emphasis on Aleppo, where the government forces are carrying out a large-scale humanitarian operation with Russian support. They discussed in detail preparations for implementing the agreements reached during Mr Kerry’s visit to Moscow on July 15 on coordinating efforts to combat terrorist groups in Syria and to ensure the cessation of hostilities.