European Union calls for redoubling efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis

BRUSSELS —  On Friday, the European Union reaffirmed its commitment to a political solution for Syria.

“We still believe in the need for the international community to redouble its efforts to reach a comprehensive and lasting political solution in Syria, in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions,” European Union spokesperson for foreign affairs and security policy Peter Stano said in a press conference yesterday.

According to Stano, the EU remains committed to a UN-facilitated political process consistent with UNSC Resolution 2254, which calls for a ceasefire and a political settlement to the Syrian war.

He pointed out that focusing on the criteria of Syria’s unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity is the basis for discussing issues related to Syria.

He pointed out that the G7 foreign ministers stressed, during their recent meeting in Japan, the need for the international community to continue supporting the efforts of the UN Special Envoy, Geir Pedersen, who deals with all issues related to developments in Syria.

“For us it is important that the solution in Syria is Syrian-found and Syrian-led under the auspices of the UN,” he added.