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

Russia says Lavrov, Kerry hold phone call on Syria crisis

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.Brendan Smialowski/Pool

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.

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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