Russia says Lavrov arrives in Syria for Assad talks

AFP, Tuesday 7 Feb 2012

Russian FM arrives in Damascus to assist Al-Assad find a solution to 10-month crisis

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrived Tuesday in Damascus with the head of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) for talks with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, the Russian foreign ministry said.

"Sergei Lavrov and Mikhail Fradkov have arrived in Damascus for talks with President Bashar al-Assad," the foreign ministry wrote on its official Twitter site.

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