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French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius hosted a bilateral meeting between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
The US-Russian talks took place at Le Grand Hotel in Paris on May 27. Mr Kerry stressed the United States and Russia "remain committed to trying to implement the Geneva 1 principles," and share "mutual concerns about any potential use of chemical weapons."
Acknowledging the "situation is not getting better on the ground," his counterpart Lavrov said "we all want to do everything in our efforts to stop the bloodshed," in Syria.
The Russian official added that in case a Geneva 2 conference takes place, the circle of participants – compared with Geneva 1 – "could be expanded to involve all key outside players who have influence on the situation on the ground. Besides, setting up this Geneva 2 is "not an easy task," Mr Lavrov admitted.
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