SYRIA: Federica Mogherini met Riad Hijab, coordinator of opposition
January 15, 2016
Thursday 14 January, the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini, met Riad Hijab, the coordinator of the High Negotiations Committee (HNC).
Mrs Mogherini underlined the importance of having the political opposition and associated armed groups uniting behind a common approach.
She confirmed to Mr Hijab the EU’s readiness to support the intra-Syrian talks and provide capacity-building during negotiations and afterwards during the political transition. The critical humanitarian situation in Syria was stressed by both parties.
The HR/VP Federica Mogherini also had a meeting with UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura.