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Participants of ministerial talks on Syria reached consensus on key issues

Participants of the international ministerial meeting on Syrian settlement, which was held earlier in the day in Swiss Lausanne, reached consensus on key issues including the necessity to restore the ceasefire, the US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Kerry said the talks were a candid brainstorming session, according to Reuters.

He has not ruled out that different approaches could be formed as result of the talks adding that several ministers offered a number of ideas.

Armed men in uniform identified by Syrian Democratic forces as US special operations forces ride in the back of a pickup truck in the village of Fatisah in the northern Syrian province of Raqa on May 25, 2016 © AFP 2016/ DELIL SOULEIMAN Direct Intervention in Syria ‘May Not Serve America’s National Interests’ The state secretary noted that the participants of the talks agreed to keep up working on the remaining issues and may come up with the road map for the political negotiations on Syria.

Kerry stressed that the next round of talks will take place on Monday. The foreign ministers of Russia, the United States, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Jordan and Qatar took part in the talks on the Syrian settlement earlier in the day.

By Sputnik News