U.S., Russian ministers agree to prepare for Syria peace talks: Lavrov

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Posted: Aug 09, 2013 3:12 PM
U.S., Russian ministers agree to prepare for Syria peace talks: Lavrov

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. and Russian officials agreed on Friday on the need to convene a Syrian peace conference in Geneva as soon as possible and will meet again by the end of the month to prepare for the talks, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

Lavrov spoke in Washington after talks between the top U.S. and Russian diplomatic and defense officials. He described the overall mood of the talks as very positive.

(Reporting by David Alexander)