(Syrian conflict) EU aims to boost UN role after strikesWorld | 16 Apr 2018 5:05 pm
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the bloc wants to use a major meeting on Syria next week to give impetus to U.N. peace moves following Western airstrikes on the country.
Mogerhini said on Monday "there is the need to give a push to the U.N.-led process.”
Speaking before chairing talks among EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg, she said that "people are suffering, people are dying, and I think the whole international community has to take responsibility for this.”
More than 70 delegations are expected to attend the April 24-25 Syria donor conference in Brussels.
Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok said: "We should keep on pushing for a solution through the U.N. Security Council. It’s the only way forward.” -AP