High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell announced on Friday, 6 March, that the EU would convene a 4th Brussels Conference on ‘Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region' on 29 and 30 June 2020. “Our immediate concern is to work towards a lasting ceasefire across the country and engage with all relevant actors for a comprehensive political solution and to address the humanitarian needs of the Syrian people. The Brussels Conference is an effective tool for the EU to support the UN political and humanitarian efforts”, said High Representative Borrell. Today, more than ever, the spiral of violence and instability in Syria continue to cause enormous suffering and further displacement of millions of people. The Brussels Conference will be an opportunity to gather all relevant actors to effectively address the current situation, offer continued support to UN efforts for a comprehensive political solution to the Syrian conflict, mobilise necessary financial support for Syria and neighbouring countries hosting Syrian refugees, as well as provide a unique platform for dialogue with civil society. A full press release is available here.
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- Publication date
- 6 March 2020
- Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations