EU foreign affairs council calls for ending Syria conflict

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Brussels, April 4 (IANS) The European Foreign Affairs Council called upon the Syrian government and its allies to undertake all efforts to ensure a full cessation of hostilities.

The Foreign Affairs Council on Monday convened on the eve of the Brussels Conference on supporting the future of Syria and the region, which will take place April 4 to 5, Xinhua news agency reported.

During the meeting, the Council adopted European Union (EU) strategy on Syria and called for a full cessation of hostilities, lifting sieges and providing countrywide humanitarian access.

The Council also discussed the situations in Yemen and Libya and welcomed the election of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mahamed Farmaajo and the formation of a new government in Somalia.

EU ministers exchanged views with the Secretary General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, on cooperation between the two sides.

–IANS

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