Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has confirmed that Syria talks will resume in New York City on Friday, adding that he and US Secretary of State John Kerry are finding common ground.
The New York talks had previously been up in the air, as it was unclear whether Washington would meet Moscow’s preconditions over the role of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the list of participating opposition groups.
During talks in Moscow between Lavrov, Kerry, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kerry said that the two nations could work together effectively on combating terrorism in Syria. The meeting was scheduled to last only one hour, but lasted for more than three.
Meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov http://bit.ly/1YdItoD