May 5, 2017 / 5:58 PM / 3 months ago

Russia's Lavrov, U.S. Tillerson discuss de-escalation in Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is seen during the joint press conference with his Finnish counterpart Timo Soini at Hotel Haikko Manor in Porvoo, Finland May 4, 2017. Lehtikuva/Markku Ulander via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have discussed issues relating to the de-escalation of the situation in Syria following Astana talks, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

Its statement said the two had discussed how to bring stability to the ceasefire process and further Russia-U.S. contacts.

Reporting by Katya Golubkova; Editing by Janet Lawrence

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