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  Adar 16, 5773 , 26/02/13

Kerry Meets with Russian Counterpart, Discuss Syria

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Berlin on Tuesday and spent the majority of their time discussing the situation in Syria.

Lavrov told Russian newswires that his talks with Kerry were "quite constructive."

"I have a feeling that President Barack Obama's second administration, in the foreign policy field led by John Kerry, will try to play a more constructive role in all those areas," Lavrov said, adding that the two countries have the mutual "intention to do all Russia and the U.S. can do.

"It's not that everything depends on us, but we shall do all we can to create conditions for the soonest start of a dialogue between the government and the opposition."

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