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Russia, US pledge to ‘redouble efforts’ to maintain Syria ceasefire [9 May 2016]

Russia, US pledge to ‘redouble efforts’ to maintain Syria ceasefire Moscow and Washington have reconfirmed their efforts in trying to reach a peaceful solution in Syria, saying they aim to "redouble efforts" to accomplish a political settlement of the conflict.

The joint statement by co-chairs of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), which was released on Monday recognized "the progress that has been made with respect to the cessation of hostilities," but also highlighted that there have been certain "difficulties... in several areas of the country."



Source:
RT, https://www.rt.com/news/342405-russias-syria-statement/
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