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

Septermber 1, 2016

On September 1, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke over the phone with US Secretary of State John Kerry at the latter’s initiative.

The ministers focused on the developments in Syria, including the prospects of Russian-US cooperation in fighting local terrorist groups. Mr Lavrov again emphasised the need to separate US-linked opposition groups from the terrorists who, using them as a cover, continue to engage in a vigorous offensive and commit atrocities on seized territories.