17:55 GMT04 August 2020
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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed the Syrian conflict with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu amid the recent Russia-US talks, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Saturday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The plan, which was agreed upon by Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry after the negotiations in Geneva, stipulates the introduction of a seven-day pause in fighting since September 12, when the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha begins.

    "On September 9, on the initiative of the Turkish side, a telephone conversation between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu took place. The ministers discussed the Syrian crisis amid the Russian-US talks held on the same day in Geneva," the ministry said in a statement.

    Lavrov and Cavusoglu stressed the importance of ceasefire and the resumption of intra-Syrian talks, according to the statement.


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