Russia and Germany exchange views on Syria, Ukraine crises

Moscow, Aug 10 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier have exchanged views on Syria and Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

The two ministers spoke on phone and discussed the situation in Syria and international efforts to settle the country’s conflict, Xinhua news agency reported.

The ministry said on Tuesday that their discussion focused on ways to resume the inclusive dialogue between the government and the Opposition within the framework of the Geneva process.

They also discussed the Minsk-2 package of measures designed to implement the Minsk agreements for settling the Ukraine crisis.

“They stressed the need to synchronise steps on the way to a political settlement of the intra-Ukrainian conflict with the solution of security issues,” the ministry said.

–IANS

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