December 5, 2015 / 1:45 PM / 3 years ago

Russia's Lavrov discusses Syria with Egypt's foreign minister

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held a phone call on Saturday with Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, during which the two sides discussed the Syria crisis, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on its website.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov talks to reporters after a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with Jordan's King Abdullah at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi, Russia November 24, 2015. REUTERS/Maxim Shipenkov/Pool

The ministry said the two sides considered how to improve internal Syrian dialogue by helping unite Syrian opposition groups opposed to terrorism.

They also discussed ways in which to further strengthen cooperation between Moscow and Cairo on many issues, it said.

Reporting by Alexander Winning; Editing by Toby Chopra

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