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Question: Can you please provide a readout of Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns’ February 16 meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in Vienna?
Answer: Deputy Secretary Burns and Foreign Minister Lavrov discussed bilateral and regional issues, including Syria, the Middle East and Iran. On Syria, Deputy Secretary Burns stressed the urgency of a cessation of violence coupled with a political transition that responds to the aspirations of the Syrian people.
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