"The West wants closer ties with Russia and is, in particular, ready to consider Russian proposals on Syria, including the creation of a broad negotiating format on the matter," Meister said.
In this regard, he specifically pointed to Moscow's ever-increasing international clout.
"We [will] also see Russia return to the international arena and walk out of the isolation after the Ukraine crisis. Right now, both the EU and the US are very interested in the normalization of relations with Moscow," Meister added.
"The US and the EU believe that they now need Russia because it could contribute to the settlement of the Syrian crisis. But I think that we first of all see attempts to improve relations with Russia in view of the many other crises that we face," Meister said.
Western countries have repeatedly blamed Russia for backing supporters of Donbass region's independence in eastern Ukraine, allegations that Moscow vehemently rejects.