Lavrov, Kerry to assess Syria talks during Munich meeting in Feb.

MOSCOW, Jan 30 (KUNA) — Russian and US Foreign Ministers, Sergei Lavrov and John Kerry respectively, agreed Sunday to assess outcome of the talks between the Syrian government and opposition in Geneva, when they meet in Munich, Germany, next month.
Lavrov and Kerry discussed in a phone call the UN-sponsored talks, a foreign ministry statement said.
They agreed to assess the talks during a meeting an international contact group on Syria, due in the German city of Munich on February 11.
The statement said UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution 2244 called for importance of discussing the fight against terrorism, addressing the humanitarian situation in Syria by providing aid for the besieged areas, and carry out mutually-approved political reforms.
Russia has been carrying out airstrikes over Syria since last September with the objective of attacking so-called Islamic State (IS) and preventing Russian militants from returning home. (end) as.bs