The Trump campaign has invited the Kremlin to a meeting in Brussels in order to discuss the Syrian crisis, according to a Kremlin aide.
“In order to solve the Syrian issue, the campaign will invite the Russian delegation to the meeting on Wednesday, July 31, 2017,” Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said during a news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron.
Lavrov also said the Trump administration had invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet in the United States next month.
Russia and the United Kingdom have been at odds since the U.S. pulled its forces out of Syria in 2015, a move that led to the country’s civil war.
The Trump administration has said it is concerned about the spread of the Islamic State militant group, which has taken over swathes of Syria and Iraq.
Trump has made no secret of his frustration with Russia’s actions in Syria and has called for a negotiated settlement between the Assad regime and opposition groups.
Trump also has repeatedly said he is not prepared to pull out of the nuclear deal with Iran, but has made clear that he would consider military action against Tehran if it goes ahead.