Russia says Syrian Foreign Minister to visit Moscow on Monday

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Posted: Sep 05, 2013 10:51 AM
Russia says Syrian Foreign Minister to visit Moscow on Monday

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem will travel to Moscow for talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Monday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

The ministry said talks will focus on "the current situation in Syria", where the United States is mulling a military strike after Washington said it had evidence that President Bashar al-Assad used chemical arms against civilians.

(Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska, Editing by Thomas Grove)