Russia discusses Syria crisis with UN's Ban Ki-moon
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has discussed the Syria crisis with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Mr Ban said he was "deeply concerned about the ongoing violence" but both parties had agreed that a "negotiated political solution is the only way to end the crisis".
He added that a proposed international conference on Syria should be held as soon as possible but no date had yet been agreed.
17 May 2013
- From the section Middle East