MOSCOW, February 14. /TASS/. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov expressed the hope that the meeting on Syria in Geneva will take place in late February.
"The talks on Syria in Astana have prompted the UN to announce the beginning of the next round of the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva," the diplomat said speaking at the annual International Model UN conference on Tuesday. "It can be held after February 20."
"We hope it will take place as planned," he added.
The last round of the intra-Syrian negotiations held in Geneva from April 13 to April 27, 2016, ended without results. De Mistura expected to resume consultations in May, but the talks were repeatedly delayed. The beginning of the next round of negotiations on Syria in Geneva is scheduled for February 20.