Syria: Mogherini meets opposition groups

June 16, 2016
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EU High Representative Federica Mogherini met on Wednesday 15 June the President of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces (SOC) Anas al-Abdah and the General Coordinator of the National Coordination Body (NCB) Hassan Abdulazim.
The two Syrian opposition groups have been meeting in Brussels, under the auspices of the European Union, to explore common ground and unite the political opposition in the negotiation of a transitional political agreement in the Geneva talks.

Mogherini underlined the urgency to find a political solution to the conflict, involving all the parties. The EU, she said, is ready to step up its engagement on the political track and intensify its efforts, together with all international partners, to create the conditions for a substantive resumption of political talks under UN auspices in Geneva.
The High Representative praised the progress made in the talks between the SOC and NCB in Brussels this week. The EU, she said, will continue to support such discussions.(EU Neighbourhood Info)

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Council Conclusions (23-05-2016)
European Commission – Factsheet – The European Union and Syria 
European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection – Syrian crisis factsheet  

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