January 17, 2018 / 1:53 PM / a year ago

Russia, Turkey foreign ministers discuss Syria by phone - Russian foreign ministry

FILE PHOTO - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia January 15, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed the conflict in Syria and the humanitarian situation in a phone conversation, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

“The ministers discussed preparations for the Syrian National Dialogue Congress as a major milestone on the way to reaching a settlement in the Syrian political question,” the ministry said.

Writing by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Toby Chopra

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