Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that one of the goals of upcoming Syria peace talks in the Kazakh Capital was to consolidate the frail truce in the war-torn country.

At his annual Press Conference, referring to talks that are to take place on January 23 Lavrov said one of the objectives of the meeting in Astana is first of all to consolidate the Ceasefire .

Lavrov added that the talks would also serve as an opportunity to involve rebel field commanders in “The Political Process” to end bloodshed in Syria.

Syrian Rebel groups said Monday they will attend the talks.

US president-Elect Donald Trump’s transition team has been invited to take part, but has not yet officially responded.