Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry discussed in a phone call on Wednesday preparations for the upcoming Syria peace talks in Vienna focused on facilitating the intra-Syrian dialogue, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
The next meeting on the Syrian settlement will take place in Vienna on Saturday, November 14.
"The Russian side underlined the need to follow agreements, reached at the first Vienna meeting on October 30, that the main aim of this format should be the facilitation of dialogue between Syrians with the participation of all 'external players' that could influence the situation," the ministry said in a statement.
On October 30, top diplomats from about 20 countries, comprising Russia, the United States, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, as well as many other officials, met in the Austrian capital of Vienna to discuss efforts to end the four-year war in Syria.
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