13 August 2013, 02:49

Russia, US to cooperate in humanitarian assistance to Syria

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The US and Russia at a meeting of defense and foreign ministry heads on August 9 in Washington agreed to cooperate in providing humanitarian assistance to Syria, US State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf informed the media on Monday.

"On Friday, the two sides discussed the terrible humanitarian situation on the ground and agreed that their staff would maintain contact to determine what can be done to alleviate the suffering of the people in Syria," - said Harf.

She declined to comment on the specific possible date of the conference, which is to bring together representatives of the government and the opposition in Syria, stressing said conference should be convened only when it is most likely to be a success.

Voice of Russia, RIA

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