Story title EU-Syria
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EU-Syria relations are governed by a Cooperation Agreement signed in 1977. Priorities of this cooperation are defined in the Country Strategy Paper (CSP) and National Indicative Programme (NIP). The main aim of this co-operation is to support Syria's domestic reform process.

Video title Departure and doorstep UN Special Representative for Syria (Brahimi)
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Departure and doorstep by Lakhdar BRAHIMI, United Nations and Arab League Special Representative for Syria, following the Foreign Affairs Council on 11 March 2013, in Brussels.

Reference 98790 Video infos Mpg4 / PAL - 16:9 Duration 00:02:22 Type Doorstep
Shooting date 11-03-2013 Country Belgium Town Brussels    
Background

The Foreign Affairs Ministers discuss the EU relations with Russia, ahead of an exchange of views at the European Council on 14/15 March. The Council takes stock of EU relations with Japan, in view of the upcoming EU-Japan summit. It also reviews recent developments in Iraq. The Council also debates events in the EU’s southern neighbourhood, focusing on Egypt, Libya and Tunisia.
During lunch, ministers discuss the situation in Syria with Lakhdar Brahimi, United Nations
and Arab League Special Representative for Syria.

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SOUNDBITE (English) Lakhdar BRAHIMI, United Nations and Arab League Special Representative for Syria

I am grateful to the EU for inviting me to share with them a few thoughts and also to listen to their views on one of the most important crises that exist in the world today. We discussed at length the indispensable political solution and what everybody needs to do to make that possible. I think that the EU has a role to play along with other important members of the international community and they told me they will do their very best to play their role and discuss with others what everybody should know.

Keywords : Syria | Brahimi Duration : 00:01:05

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SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Lakhdar BRAHIMI, United Nations and Arab League Special Representative for SyriaB

Statement in Arabic

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