The cessation of Syrian hostilities came into effect at midnight on February 27 Damascus time, after the United States and Russia reached an agreement earlier in February on a ceasefire between the Syrian government and opposition groups in order to help end the country’s civil war.


Ban and Lavrov are expected to discuss the implementation of the Syria truce, brokered by Russia and the United States, as well as the upcoming resumption of intra-Syrian negotiations.


Later in the day, the Russian foreign minister will meet with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura to discuss talks on Syrian reconciliation which are to resume on March 7 in Geneva.




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