When journalists asked Lavrov on what conditions Russia would invite the US to the upcoming Astana talks, he replied that the representatives from the US have already been invited.
"As I said yesterday, they've already been invited," Lavrov confirmed.
"This would be the first official contact that could pave the way for talks on how to make the fight against terrorism in Syria more efficient," Lavrov said, adding Moscow and Washington had the experience of co-chairing the International Syria Support Group (ISSG).
The Talks in Astana are due to start on January 23.
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