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    The date of the next meeting on Syria has not been determined yet, but the sides continue maintaining contacts over this issue, according to a source in the Iranian Foreign Ministry.

    TEHRAN (Sputnik) — The date of the next international meeting on Syria after the talks in Lausanne is unknown so far, though the sides are holding consultations on this issue, a source in the Iranian Foreign Ministry told Sputnik.

    On Saturday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, US State Secretary John Kerry, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, as well as foreign ministers of Qatar, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Egypt took part in the multilateral meeting on the Syrian crisis settlement in in the French-speaking part of Switzerland.

    "The date of the next meeting has not been determined yet, but the sides continue maintaining contacts over this issue," the source said.

    According to the diplomatic source, "some results" have been achieved at the Lausanne meeting, in particular, the sides managed to preserve a possibility of political settlement of the Syrian crisis.

    The fact that the Syrian representative was absent at the meeting had a negative effect, the source added.


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