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Lavrov and Zarif to discuss Syria and the summit of "Astana three"

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday will hold talks in Moscow with Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. It is expected that the parties will discuss the situation in the region with emphasis on developments in Syria and the possibility postponed earlier due to the pandemic coronavirus summit "Astana Troika" (Russia, Turkey, Iran).

Zarif will be one of the first foreign visitors after the pandemic, with whom negotiations Lavrov will hold in-person format. In early June, the Minister met with the Libyan delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister of the NTC, Ahmet Mitiga, the meeting was held behind closed doors. Prior to that, Lavrov was received in Moscow with the visit of the foreign Minister of Hungary March 18 - Peter Siyyarto just a few days before the closure of Russia's borders visited the capital. After because of the coronavirus, all meetings of the Minister were transferred to online.

The Russian Ambassador said that Moscow will not leave Damascus in the fight against sanctions

Russia will support Syria in the fight against "economic terrorism" the U.S. and EU countries after the introduction of new sanctions against the global pandemic of coronavirus, said the Russian Ambassador in Damascus Alexander Efimov.

"Neither Russia, which during its thousand-year history, endured many trials much more serious than this nor Syria, which has withstood years of brutal war with this terrorism can not break the economic terror. These attempts fail in the same way as already failed attempts of the Syrian people to impose the will of others by force of arms," - said Efimov during online speech on the occasion of Russia Day.