BRUSSELS, June 24 (KUNA) -- EU High Representative Catherine Ashton Monday
reiterated that the Syrian crisis should be resolved through a political
process and that efforts are being made to hold the Geneva II conference.
"First of all I wanted to reiterate how united we remain in our belief that
the crisis in Syria needs a political process and needs to be solved through
negotiations," she told a press conference after the meeting of EU foreign
ministers in Luxembourg this evening.
"That is why huge efforts have been made to help, support and facilitate
the planned 'Geneva II' peace conference," she noted.
The ministers also discussed the Middle East Peace Process. "We fully
support the current efforts of the United States in support of the resumption
of negotiations and we welcome very much their involvement and the engagement
of (US) Secretary of State John Kerry," she added.
On his part Michael Spindelegger , Austrian Minister for European and
International Affairs, told reporters after the meeting that "We have not
discussed Syria in detail."
"I believe that we should not allow under any means (of) arms delivery to
Syria. I am in principle against arms delivery to Syria no matter to which
side, this would only lead to an escalation and not to peace," he added. (end)
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