Syria: Mogherini reaffirms EU support for Geneva talks at Paris meeting

May 10, 2016
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EU High Representative for foreign affairs Federica Mogherini took part in the meeting of the Group of friends of Syria held on Monday 9 May in Paris.

“We unanimously support the joint statement by Russia and the US on the need to reinvigorate the cessation of hostilities which prepares the ground for the next meeting of the International Support Group for Syria that we will have next week”, she said.
Mogherini also referred to the Group’s meeting with Riad Hijab, Syrian opposition general coordinator, and passing to him the Group’s expectations of their readiness to engage in Geneva under the leadership of Staffan de Mistura to start the transition process, to make the political talks in Geneva work and to give in this way a perspective for the country. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
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European Commission – Factsheet – The European Union and Syria 
European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection – Syrian crisis factsheet  

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