November 4, 2015 / 3:21 PM / 2 years ago

Russia says Lavrov, Kerry hold phone call on Syria crisis

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday held a phone call in which they discussed ways for the international community to help support efforts to end the Syria crisis, Russia’s foreign ministry said.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wait for a meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and Turkish Foreign Minister Feridun Sinirlioglu at the Hotel Imperial in Vienna, Austria October 29, 2015. Picture taken October 29, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan Smialowski/Pool

Their discussion included ways to form a united Syrian opposition delegation so as to swiftly improve Syrian national political dialogue and to consolidate positions on fighting terrorism, the ministry said in a statement on its website.

It added the call took place on the initiative of the United States.

Reporting by Alexander Winning; editing by John Stonestreet

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