Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held a telephone conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, as reported on Facebook by the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
It is noted that the conversation took place on September 16, at the American initiative.
"The current situation on the Syrian settlement, including the tasks of the anti-terrorist struggle ‘on the ground’, the implementation of decisions from the international meeting on Syria held September 14-15 of this year in Astana, and the preparations for the next round of the political process in Geneva were discussed," the statement said.
"The need to intensify efforts to implement the Minsk agreements on the settlement of the crisis in the southeast of Ukraine was also touched upon," the Russian Foreign Ministry added.
Earlier, after another meeting with Lavrov ,Tillerson reported on Russia's readiness to search for a solution in Ukraine.