FM Çavuşoğlu discusses Syria with Russia's Lavrov and Saudi FM

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 10.04.2017 18:51
Updated 11.04.2017 00:56
FM Çavuşoğlu discusses Syria with Russia's Lavrov and Saudi FM

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has discussed the recent developments in Syria Monday with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in two separate phone calls.

According to the diplomatic sources, Çavuşoğlu's 15-minute phone call with Lavrov was focused on the fight against Daesh and the diplomatic solution to Syrian crisis.

Çavuşoğlu will attend a meeting in Italy on April 11 on the sidelines of G-7 Foreign Ministers gathering in which latest developments in "Syria dispute" will be discussed.

Last Friday, the U.S. fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian military air base American officials believe was used to carry out a deadly chemical attack, the Pentagon confirmed.

The strikes came in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack Tuesday in Khan Shaykhun, Idlib that killed more than 100 civilians and injured around 500 others.

Since Syria's civil war erupted in 2011, more than 250,000 people have been killed and millions displaced, according to UN figures.

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