John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov to discuss Syria crisis in Paris
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold further talks about Syria on Monday in Paris, the Russian Foreign Ministry said, dpa reported.
"They will discuss the Syrian crisis and prospects of an international conference on Syria," a ministry source was quoted by the ITAR-TASS agency as saying.
While Lavrov and Kerry have agreed to hold the conference to give fresh impetus to a political solution to the ongoing civil war, the preparations have been hampered by disagreements over the event's participants.
Russia, a staunch supporter of President Bashar el-Assad, also wants Saudi Arabia and Iran to attend the conference.