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Joint Russia-US Fight against ISIS: Kerry and Lavrov to Hold Syria Talks in Vienna

Published: October 23, 2015; 00:10 · (Vindobona)

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday in Vienna to discuss the Syrian conflict together with their counterparts from Saudi Arabia and Turkey. The meeting was made possible following the involvement of Vladimir Putin in serious diplomacy and the surprise visit by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to Moscow on Tuesday.

Joint Russia-US fight against ISIS: Kerry and Lavrov to Hold Syria Talks in Vienna / Picture: © U.S. Department of State

Speaking at the Valdai Club conference in Sochi, Vladimir Putin has renewed his proposal for a joint US - Russian campaign against ISIS in Syria.

"If the cooperation is succesfull it could become a testing ground for new forms of international co-operations in solving political problems."

Putin's speech came shortly after he held talks with Syria's president…

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