Syrian Foreign Minister to hold Moscow talks on Aleppo this week: Russia

October 26, 2016 5:31 AM EDT

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem attends a news conference after a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia, June 29, 2015. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem will visit Moscow from Thursday to Saturday this week to talk about the situation in Aleppo and the overall battle against Islamist militants in Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

It said he would hold talks with Sergei Lavrov, his Russian counterpart, on Friday on the military, political and humanitarian situation in Syria.

(Reporting by Katya Golubkova; Writing by Andrew Osborn; Editing by Jack Stubbs)

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