Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, said that he rejects to recognize or to deal with the Syrian government.
Speaking in the Rome Med-Mediterranean Dialogues, Borrell stated “politically, the EU block does not acknowledge the Syrian regime nor wishes to re-build diplomatic relations with it.”
“Currently, the EU has no reason to reconsider its stance on the Syrian regime,” Borrell added.
In March, Borrell stated, “the EU block will not give up sanctions imposed on Syria before a political transition is applied.”
All European states, except the Czech Republic, closed their embassy doors in Syria protesting the violent repression of anti-government protests by the Syrian regime in 2011.
At an earlier time, the Damascus-based Lawyers’ Union announced the EU states are gradually returning to Syria and Cyprus is the beginning.
In October, the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) decided to allow Syria to rejoin its communications network after it had issued a decision to suspend Syria in 2012 when the war started in the context of sanctions against Syria.
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