US Secretary Of State Urges Russian Cooperation On Syria

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US secretary of state, John Kerry, has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to help find “common ground” over the conflict in Syria, as he believes the US and Russia had shared interests in the country.

Kerry told Putin at the start of talks in the Kremlin on Tuesday, that efforts to end the two-year-old conflict that has killed more than 70,000 people in Syria are among issues on which the former Cold War foes can work together.

“The United States believes that we share some very significant common interests with respect to Syria – stability in the region, not having extremists creating problems throughout the region and elsewhere,” Kerry said.

Putin in his response said government has agreed to cooperate in maintaining the stability in Syria and make sure the country does not descend into further violence.

Putin also announced that he will hold separate one-on-one talks with President Barack Obama at the G-8 Summit in Northern Island on June 16 and 17.

Both the US and Russia endorsed a plan for a political solution for Syria last June but have differed over how to implement it.

Kerry said President Obama also believes Russia and the US could cooperate “significantly” on issues including North Korea, Iran and economic ties, which both sides said have not lived up to their potential.

Kerry’s visit is part of an effort to improve relations between Russia and the US, which have been strained by disagreements over issues including human rights and Syria since Putin’s return to the Kremlin a year ago.

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  1. On monday i weekness one of the most terrible situation of my life at ikorodu itamope area in evenning, a guy and a lady which i think both of them were brother and sister according to the situation of the area, they both came in respect of the guy and i look alike in the order hand by looking into the reason why they came from the street i head and also discovered that both of them came to show and to tell me that the guy look like i and can definatly take over my life, properties and resposibility in any way either i was killed with their plans or still alife living astry with the help of some peaple in the country. Am pleading to the both lagos state government and the federal government of Nigeria to please do something about such an act of which i believe in anyway this kind of peaple may have put or lead so many Nigerian to their death ungroundly. Also wander who were the parents of the two guy that came to both inform and show me what i believe was their plan, also i think so many peaple need to be advice of such peaple in the country, mostly the authority agents in the ikorodu town of any complain about this.

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