Russia invites Trump administration to Syria talks

Russia invites Trump administration to Syria talks
Russia invites Trump administration to Syria talks

Moscow: Russia considered it appropriate to invite representatives of the Trump administration to the upcoming intra-Syria talks in the Kazakhstan capital city of Astana on January 23, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday.

Lavrov hoped incoming President Donald Trump-led administration would accept the invitation to attend the talks aimed to facilitate a political settlement of the Middle East country, Xinhua news agency reported.

The minister welcomed Trump's desire to make fighting international terrorism a priority.

He also said the statements by Trump and his team so far suggested they would have no double standards in the war on terror, TASS news agency reported.

Russia invites Trump administration to Syria talks