Lavrov and Macron discuss Syria and Ukraine
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Chief of Russia's General Staff Valery Gerasimov discussed the settlement of the Syrian and Ukrainian conflicts with French President Emmanuel Macron at the meeting in Paris on July 24, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
"During the talks, the sides discussed in detail the situation in Syria, the acceleration of the political settlement in the country, as well as issues related to the post-conflict reconstruction of the country. They emphasized the importance of the quickest return of refugees and temporarily displaced people to their homes," the ministry said in a statement.
They also discussed the implementation of the Minsk agreements, reached on February 12, 2015. The sides confirmed their intention to continue contacts in the Normandy Four format.