Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council
EU News 499/2014
Council of the European Union
PR CO 73
Brussels, 15 December 2014
Syria and Iraq
Today's Foreign Affairs Council was focussed on the situation in Syria, Iraq and the threat from ISIL. The discussion will feed into the preparation of an EU comprehensive regional strategy.
Ministers also exchanged views on the crisis in Syria with UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura. The EU is fully committed to support his efforts to achieve a strategic de-escalation of violence as a basis for a broader political process. The EU stands ready to concretely support the development of his proposal to build on local freezes of hostility in Aleppo and elsewhere.
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