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

June 26, 2017

On June 26, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the initiative of the US side.
The foreign ministers discussed issues related to settling the crisis in Syria, including the need to consolidate the ceasefire, in particular through the Astana process, stepping up the fight against terrorist groups, and curbing attempts to use toxic chemical agents. Mr Lavrov urged Washington to take measures to prevent provocations against Syrian Government troops that are fighting terrorists.
Sergey Lavrov and Rex Tillerson agreed to continue contacts, including on bilateral issues.