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    Spain to Join International Syria Support Group - Foreign Ministry

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    Spain will join the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), the alliance led by Russia and the United States that is seeking a solution to the crisis in the Middle Eastern country, the Spanish Foreign Ministry said Friday.

    MADRID (Sputnik) — Russian top diplomat Sergei Lavrov invited Spain to join the ISSG in a letter to his Spanish counterpart Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo on Thursday, noting the efforts Madrid put into Syrian peace process.

    "Spain has accepted this offer," the Spanish Foreign Ministry told RIA Novosti.

    On February 22, Russia and the United States reached an agreement on a ceasefire in Syria. The ceasefire came into force on February 27. It does not apply to Daesh or al-Nusra Front, which are outlawed in a number of countries worldwide including Russia and the United States.

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