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Remarques introductives de la Haute Représentante/Vice-Présidente Federica Mogherini lors de la conférence de presse conjointe avec le Président en exercice du G5 Sahel, Mahamadou Issoufou, Président du Niger, le Président de la Commission de l'Union africaine, Moussa Faki Mahamat et le Secrétaire général adjoint des Nations Unies aux opérations de maintien de la paix, Jean-Pierre Lacroix
à l'issue de la Conférence internationale de haut niveau sur le Sahel

Today, the European Union hosted the High-Level International Conference on the Sahel in Brussels, confirming their longstanding political commitment to the Sahel countries.

"The fighting must stop now - the international community should unite to stop this human suffering" stated on Friday a declaration by the High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of the European Union on Syria and the ongoing massacre in Eastern Ghouta adding that  "the European Union calls on all parties to the conflict, as well as the guarantors of the four De-Escalation Areas, to take all necessary measures to ensure an immediate ceasefire, the protection of the Syrian people by respecting International Humanitarian Law, and urgent humanitarian access." The declaration also call

Significant political, security and development support were mobilised today for Africa's Sahel region.

On 22 February 2018, the Council decided to prolong the restrictive measures against Belarus for one year, until 28 February 2019. These measures include an arms embargo, ban on the export of goods for internal repression and an asset freeze and travel ban against four people listed in connection with the unresolved disappearances of two opposition politicians, one businessman and one journalist in 1999 and in 2000.