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Moherini urges Syrian peace negotiators to deliver

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EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini

European Union’s high representative in foreign and security affairs Federica Mogherini has on March 23 met with the representatives of Syria’s ruling regime and opposition negotiators to urge parties find a political solution to the Syrian civil war.

«It is important not only for the Syrians, but for the Europeans that this process starts, works and delivers,» Mogherini stated to journalists in Geneva, where peace talks are under way, and met with the Assad regime’s lead negotiator Bashar al-Jaafari.

The EU chief diplomat insisted that the Jaafari meeting did not imply a change in Europe’s stance towards President Bashar al-Assad’s government: «The European Union sticks to the common position it has… on the need for a political transition in Damascus».

Mogherini also met with the main opposition negotiators – the High Negotiations Committee -, which demands that Assad leaves office before any transitional government can be formed.

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