MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, US Secretary of State John Kerry and UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi will hold joint talks on January 13 in the run up to the so-called Geneva 2 conference on Syria, Russian Interfax news agency reported on Friday.

"On January 13 there will be a meeting with Kerry and a three-party one with Kerry and Brahimi," Interfax quoted an unnamed source at the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying of Lavrov's meetings due in Paris.

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