Davutoğlu and Lavrov discuss Syria in phone conversation, agree to meet
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu attends the 'Friends of Syria' meeting in the Qatari capital Doha on June 22. Davutoğlu informed Lavrov about talks in Doha during a phone conversation June 26. AFP photoTurkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu had a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, June 26 as preparations for the Geneva II conference to find a path to a solution for the deadlock in Syria are ongoing.
Lavrov gave Davutoğlu details on the preliminary meeting between the United States, Russia and the United Nations for the international conference to be held in Geneva. For his part, Davutoğlu has shared some information about talks at the "Friends of Syria" core group meeting in Qatar last week.
The conversation was held upon Lavrov's request, Anadolu agency reported. The two countries' top diplomats have agreed to meet on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations conference in Brunei next week.
U.N. peace envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi had said that it was "unlikely" that the peace conference could take place before August after the meeting between U.S. and Russian diplomats, adding that the international gathering was urgent.
“This situation that is getting out of hand, not only in Syria but also in the region,” Brahimi said.