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

September 8, 2016

On September 8, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke over the telephone with US Secretary of State John Kerry at the latter’s request.

In keeping with the fundamental understandings reached by the presidents of Russia and the US during their meeting in Hangzhou on September 5, the sides discussed potential opportunities for Russian-American cooperation in defeating the terrorist groups operating in Syria, addressing humanitarian problems and promoting a political solution to the Syrian conflict.