MOSCOW, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Russia denied Friday that its representatives were planning to participate in a four-party meeting on Syria on the sidelines of the ongoing 49th Security Conference in Munich.
Western media reported earlier that Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov planned to meet in Munich with U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, U.N.-Arab League joint envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi and Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib, head of the Syrian opposition National Coalition.
"Media reports about a meeting in Munich of Lavrov-Baiden-Brahimi and al-Khatib do not correspond with reality," Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said in his Twitter account.
He also said that such a meeting has not been in Lavrov's schedule at the moment.
The 49th Munich Security Conference, to be held on Feb. 1-3, would discuss global hot spot issues such as the situation in Mali, Syria, and the eurozone crisis.