GENEVA (Sputnik) — It is not a coincidence that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is due to meet his US counterpart John Kerry at the end of the intra-Syria talks in Geneva, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said Monday.
"We are looking with great interest at the visit to Moscow of John Kerry and meeting with Lavrov. Nothing is a coincidence here, it's all interconnected," de Mistura told reporters.
He added that there was no "plan B" for the negotiations between the parts of the Syrian conflict.
Earlier in the day, Bashar Jaafari, the head of the official Damascus' delegation to the Geneva peace talks, said that the meeting between Lavrov and Kerry would be "very important."
The current stage of proximity negotiations between the Syrian opposition and the government's delegation kicked off on March 14 and is expected to wrap up on March 24.
The government delegation is participating in the negotiations along with three Syrian opposition delegations: the Riyadh-backed High Negotiations Committee, a delegation formed after Moscow and Cairo rounds of Syrian talks and a delegation formed at the Hmeimim air facility in Syria.