Lavrov and Kerry began bilateral talks in Vienna


VIENNA, October 23. The foreign Ministers of Russia and the USA Sergey Lavrov and John Kerry begin bilateral meeting in Vienna. Everyone shook hands, they shook hands with reporters.

The negotiations, which are expected to be concentrated on the Syrian settlement, are held behind closed doors at Vienna’s hotel Imperial. They continue then with the participation of the foreign Ministers of Saudi Arabia, Adel al-Jubeir and of Turkey Feridun sinirlio─člu.

Meeting in the format Russia – U.S. – Saudi Arabia – Turkey initiated the Washington. Discussions will take place against the backdrop of his visit to Moscow on October 20 the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

In the afternoon, Lavrov will participate in a Ministerial meeting of middle East Quartet (Russia, US, EU, UN). The participants gather on Russia’s proposal to try to find ways to reduce tensions in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Participation in the meeting of the Quartet of previously confirmed high representative of the Union for foreign Affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini.

Meeting with the foreign Minister of Jordan

In Vienna in addition to contacts previously announced the planned meeting of foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with foreign Minister of Jordan Nasser Godoy. This was reported by a source in the Russian delegation at the talks on Syria in Vienna.

“Such a meeting is planned”, – he said.