October 26, 2018 / 5:44 PM / 21 days ago

Russia's Lavrov meets Syrian opposition negotiator in Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a meeting in Moscow, Russia October 22, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met Syria’s chief opposition negotiator Nasr al-Hariri in Moscow on Friday to discuss the conflict in Syria and ways to reach a political settlement, the ministry said in a statement.

It added that Russia had confirmed its support for Syria’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; editing by Andrew Roche

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