EU calls for meeting over Syria conflict

Updated - March 01, 2020 10:18 pm IST

Published - March 01, 2020 10:15 pm IST - Brussels

EU Foreign Ministers are to hold an emergency meeting next week to discuss the fall-out from the worsening Syria conflict that is driving refugees to the bloc’s borders with Turkey , EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Sunday.

The fighting around the Syrian rebel stronghold of Idlib “represents a serious threat to international peace and security” with grave humanitarian consequences for the region and beyond, he said in a statement. The EU “needs to redouble efforts to address this terrible human crisis with all the means at its disposal,” he said.

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