MOSCOW Oct 17 Russia believes that Syria peace
talks could continue in the "Lausanne format", RIA news agency
quoted Russia's Foreign Ministry as saying on Monday.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hosted Russian Foreign
Minister Sergei Lavrov and seven foreign ministers from the
region - from Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, Jordan
and Egypt - in Lausanne on Saturday.
The meeting took place weeks after the collapse of a
painstakingly crafted U.S.-Russian ceasefire plan that many saw
as the last hope for peace this year. It ended without a
(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov)