Lavrov, Kerry to meet in Paris over Syrian peace talks

MOSCOW, January 7 (RIA Novosti) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet on January 13 in Paris to discuss Iran’s possible role in the upcoming Syrian peace talk, a source with the ministry said on Tuesday.

The source confirmed earlier reports of the United Nations saying that the two officials were planning to meet next week.

“That meeting will be held in Paris,” the source told RIA Novosti.

UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said earlier that Lavrov and Kerry will hopefully reach an agreement on Iran’s possible participation in a so-called Geneva 2 peace conference in Montreux, Switzerland, on January 22.

US officials said this week that Iran could be able to play a helpful role in the peace talks from the sidelines.

No official invitation has been sent to Tehran yet.

By Ria Novosti


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