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

November 22, 2016

On November 22, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry at the latter’s request. The sides continued discussing ways of resolving the conflict in Syria, including the need to fulfil the UN Security Council’s demand to start intra-Syrian talks without preconditions and the task of normalising the situation in eastern Aleppo where illegal armed formations led by the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group have dug themselves in. Other pressing international issues were discussed, among them the situation in Yemen and Ukraine and the Middle East peace process.