Russia and U.S. have agreed to hold an international conference on Syria. The event, which could be held in late May, will be a continuation of last year's meeting in Geneva, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov following the talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
Both sides reaffirmed their commitment to the preservation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Syria and expressed their hope that the conflicting forces would sit down to talk. "Russia and the United States will encourage both the Syrian government and the opposition groups to find a political solution," Lavrov emphasized.
Just before a meeting with President Vladimir Putin John Kerry noted that Washington shares Moscow's approach to the Syrian issue. In the view of U.S. Secretary of State, Syria should have regional stability, the absence of extremism and problems that may affect the entire region.