Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that peace talks will follow the ceasefire agreement between Syrian government forces and opposition fighters.
The talks will take place in Astana, Kazakhstan, but President Putin did not indicate when they might take place.
President Putin added that Russia will decrease its military deployment in Syria, following the ceasefire agreement, but said Russia will continue "fighting international terrorism in Syria" and supporting Assad's military.
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said President-elect Donald Trump's administration will be welcome to join the Syrian peace process once he takes office.
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