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Russia's Lavrov and U.S. Tillerson discuss Syria: Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri in Moscow, Russia September 12, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held a phone call on the Syria crisis with his American counterpart Rex Tillerson, the ministry said in a statement on Friday.

Lavrov and Tillerson spoke late on Thursday and discussed cooperation in their attempts to resolve the Syrian crisis with an emphasis on de-escalation zones, the ministry said.

Reporting by Polina Devitt; writing by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Catherine Evans

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