Remarks by HR/VP Mogherini ​on Libya and Syria ​following an informal meeting of EU Foreign Affairs Ministers in the margins of 73rd General Assembly of the United Nations

September 27, 2018
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Good evening. (…) I would also like to take this opportunity to debrief you on the fact that I just chaired a meeting of the 28 EU Foreign Ministers. We took the opportunity at the beginning of this ministerial week here in New York to have Staffan de Mistura, the UN Special Envoy on Syria, debriefing us on the state of play. We share very much the work he is doing, we support the possibility to relaunch a meaningful peace process in Geneva.

(…) As you might know, the European Union will host a Syria event [in the margins of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly Ministerial Week] on Wednesday morning at ministerial level, where we will not only look at the implementation of the humanitarian measures, but also at the political process itself.

We also had a debrief from Ghassam Salamé, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Libya, in video conference from Tripoli. Also here, the European Union is working hand-in-hand with the United Nations. Libya is one of the main crises that is closer to us – not only geographically – but also in terms of our work, our common work as Europeans there. (…)


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Countries covered:

  • Libya
  • Syria *
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