January 20, 2017 / 7:42 AM / a year ago

Russia sees positive signs in Syria peace process: agencies cite Lavrov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has observed positive signs in the Syria peace process and sees a meeting in the Kazakh capital next week as an important step toward establishing a framework for talks taking place in Geneva, Russian news agencies cited Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Friday.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reacts during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Lavrov was also quoted as saying by RIA news agency that Moscow was ready to do its part to move to a constructive dialogue with the United States.

Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; writing by Denis Pinchuk; Editing by Christian Lowe; editing by Christian Lowe

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