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Johnson discusses aid convoy attack with Russian counterpart

Boris Johnson and International Development Secretary Priti Patel wait to hear Theresa May address the UN General Assembly. Credit: PA

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has met his Russian counterpart to discuss the "unacceptable" attack on an aid convoy in Syria.

Mr Johnson met Sergei Lavrov while the pair were in New York for the UN General Assembly.

A spokesperson for Mr Johnson said: "The ministers discussed the crisis in Syria and the increase in violence in recent days, including the recent unacceptable attack on an aid convoy.

"The Foreign Secretary pressed for Russia to use its influence constructively and underlined the need for the international community to work together to resolve the conflict.

"The Foreign Secretary was clear that while ongoing disagreements mean it is too early to normalise diplomatic relations, it is right that both countries continue to discuss important global issues."

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Johnson: UK ready to help make Syrian ceasefire work

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Credit: PA

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has welcomed the Syrian ceasefire agreement and said the UK is ready to help make it work.

The former mayor of London made a telephone call to his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in which the pair also agreed to meet on the sidelines of the annual UN General Assembly meeting in New York.

Johnson: Russia must push Damascus on peace deal

The foreign secretary said it was vital Damascus 'delivers on its obligations' Credit: PA

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has called on Russia to use its influence to ensure the Syrian government complies with its obligations under the proposed peace deal agreed by Moscow and Washington.

"It's vital that the regime in Damascus now delivers on its obligations, and I call on Russia to use all its influence to ensure this happens," Mr Johnson said in a statement.

"They will be judged by their actions alone."

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