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    Russia and the United States have reached an arrangement not to disclose the second part of the bilateral deal on the Syrian settlement so far, Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said Saturday.

    BISHKEK (Sputnik) — On September 9, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry announced a new peace plan to address the five-year conflict in Syria which paved the way for a ceasefire to come into force on Monday.

    "The US asked us to keep these additional issues in secret so far.  We are keeping the promise. We will see how the situation will develop given some parties to the negotiations are not aware of the details" Ushakov told reporters.

    If the new ceasefire in Syria lasts for seven days, Russia and the United States will work together to establish a Joint Implementation Center and carry out joint airstrikes against terrorists in the war-torn country.

    On Friday, Lavrov told Kerry in a phone call that the entire package of the US-Russian agreements on Syria should be made public.


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