Brussels, 25/11/2015
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PRESS RELEASE

HRVP Federica Mogherini speaks to Russia Foreign Minister Lavrov

The HR/VP Federica Mogherini held today a phone conversation with the Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov on the downing of a Russian jet plane. HR/VP Mogherini conveyed to Minister Lavrov her condolences for the soldier killed yesterday.

 The HRVP also underlined the importance to join forces in the fight against Daesh and to coordinate the efforts.
 
Mogherini and Lavrov agreed on the need to safeguard the diplomatic track for the Syrian crisis opened in Vienna, and to proceed with the agreed timeline decided at the last meeting of the International Syria Support Group, that would constitute the most effective basis for effectively defeating Daesh on the ground.
They agreed to meet next week in Belgrade, in the margins of the OSCE ministerial council meeting.