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Syria tops agenda as Ashton meets Arab League head

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton yesterday held talks with the Secretary General of the Arab League Dr Nabil Al Araby, describing EU relations with the League as “essential for our engagement in our common neighbourhood”.
 
In a statement issued today, High Representative Ashton said underlined the importance of the EU’s intensified cooperation and dialogue with the Arab League.
 
She said the situation in Syria had topped the agenda: “I reaffirmed our strong support for the LAS [League of Arab States] plan. We agreed that the most urgent priority should be to stop the killing and reiterated once more our call on the regime to stop all acts of violence. Members of the UNSC [UN Security Council] should assume their responsibilities and speak with a strong and united voice to achieve this.”
 
Ashton reiterated the EU’ s full support to the efforts of the Special Envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League, Kofi Annan – “We are determined to support his efforts to bring an end to all violence and human rights violations and promote a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis.”
 
The Middle East Peace Process was also discussed at the meeting, Ashton said. (ENPI Info Centre)
 
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Ashton statement
 
Factsheet - The European Union and Syria (01-03-12)
 
European External Action Service – Frequently Asked Questions on EU restrictive measures against the Syrian regime
 
ENPI Info Centre webpage – Syria
 
 
 

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