U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry and Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov (left to right) during a meeting
The main theme of the meeting of the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry was Syria. About it to journalists following the meeting he told the head of the Russian foreign Ministry.
According to Lavrov, he discussed with Kerry the situation in Syria in the context of the effectiveness of the fight against terrorists and discussed the steps that can be taken for the implementation in practice of agreements on Syria.
“We discussed the situation in Syria to develop agreements that were reached, which were recorded during the visit of Secretary of state in Moscow on 15 July,” Lavrov said (quoted by “Interfax”). According to him, you must take “practical steps” to deal effectively with terrorists “and to prevent a situation when in the territories controlled by terrorists, are the so-called moderate opposition that wants to participate in a cessation of hostilities and to ensure that this mode without any damage to suppress the “ISIS” and “Jabhat al-Nusra” (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization).
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia and US Secretary of state was “on the fields” of Ministerial events in the framework of the summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). At the beginning, the American journalist asked Lavrov to comment on reports that Russian special services could be involved in the leak email US Democratic party. Lavrov joked in response that he “didn’t like to use swear words”.
Lavrov and Kerry meet for the second time in the last ten days. On 15 July the Secretary of state visited Moscow, where he was held 12 hours of talks with Lavrov. Their main theme was also called Syria. Before the talks with Lavrov, Kerry met with President Vladimir Putin.