(Adds State Department confirmation, details)
MOSCOW Oct 12 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei
Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will attend a
meeting in Lausanne on Saturday to discuss the Syria crisis,
the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
It said the two men had agreed to hold the meeting to
consider what further steps could be taken to get a Syria
Foreign ministers from Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Iran
will also take part in the talks.
A senior State Department official confirmed that Kerry
would attend the meeting.
(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin in Moscow and Lesley Wroughton
in Washington; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Andrew