Moscow — Kremlin announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed on Monday with Saudi king Salman bin Abdul-Aziz the situation in Syria and means to reach a political settlement to the crisis in Syria, during a Saudi-initiated phone call.
The Kremlin added that the talks tackled a number of issues, including the settlement in Syria and the results of the quadruple meeting that was held in Vienna last Friday.
Lavrov, Kerry discusses crisis in Syria
Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed with his US counterpart Johan Kerry aspects of solving the crisis in Syria with the participation of regional countries.
“The two sides discussed, in a telephone call, steps that could be taken to encourage efforts aiming at launching the political process in Syria with participation of the main countries of the region,” Russia foreign Ministry said in a statement, according to Russia Today Website.
In a relevant context, a telephone call was made between Lavrov and his UAE counterpart, Abdullah bin Zaid Al Nahyan.
“Talks during the call dealt with the situation in Syria and the ways to activate efforts of all sides in order to combat terrorists and launch the political process in Syria as soon as possible,” The Russian Foreign Ministry added.