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Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrovís telephone conversation with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

On April 7, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu.

The Ministers discussed the situation in Syria in the context of the recent US attack against the Syrian Armed Forces in the Homs Governorate that also killed civilians. Mr. Lavrov stressed that this act of aggression was unacceptable and that it could only complicate the current tense situation and undermine Russian-Turkish efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis by diplomatic methods. They underscored the importance of an objective and unbiased investigation of the circumstances of the tragic events in Khan Sheikhoun and the use of chemical weapons by militants from terrorist organisations in the past.

Both parties said there was no alternative to the current intra-Syrian negotiating process as the only option for achieving peace in the Syrian Arab Republic.

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