Russia Agrees US Should Attend Syria Talks As Ceasefire Tested

Russia agrees US should attend Syria talks as ceasefire tested

BEIRUT, , (Pakistan Point News - APP - 13th Jan, 2017 ) - Russia has agreed the United States should be involved in talks on Syria's future planned for this month, Turkey's top diplomat said, as a series of explosions rocked Damascus. Moscow and Ankara last month brokered a fragile ceasefire for the war-torn country, but without the involvement of Washington, a negotiator in previous agreements. "The United States should be definitely invited, and that is what we agreed with Russia," Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told journalists in Geneva on Thursday after an international conference on Cyprus. The talks in Astana are expected to take place on January 23. APP/AFP/bmq