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    Sergei Lavrov discussed on Friday with his Omani counterpart Yusuf bin Alawi the Syrian settlement.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed on Friday with his Omani counterpart Yusuf bin Alawi the Syrian settlement, according to a statement published on the Russian Foreign Ministry's website.

    "On February 26, a meeting between Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation S.V.Lavrov and Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman Yusuf bin Alawi took place on the sidelines of the third ministerial session of the Russian-Arab Cooperation Forum," the statement read.

    According to the statement, the ministers discussed the issues of further enhancement of Russia-Oman relations, as well as key aspects of the Middle East agenda "with an emphasis on the developments in Syria, Yemen and the Persian Gulf."

    Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with the country’s government fighting a number of opposition factions and extremist groups.

    On February 22, Russia and the United States reached an agreement on the ceasefire in Syria. According to Moscow and Washington’s joint statement, the ceasefire is to take effect on Saturday and excludes the terrorist groups Islamic State and the Nusra Front, which are outlawed in Russia.

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