C openhagen: EU foreign ministers have united to speak against military intervention in Syria, saying sanctions appear to be working.
In a joint statement they have said ‘Military intervention in Syria would be disastrous’. On late Friday EU foreign ministers gathered in Copenhagen for an informal meeting in which the issue of Syria topped the agenda.
Germany’s foreign minister, Guido Westerwelle, said any talk of military intervention was “counter-productive,” adding that “large-scale fire” would bring “really disastrous consequences for the region, the people, and the world.”
Swedish FM Carl Bildt also said that the EU’s priority should be to prevent Syria from “descending into full-scale sectarian war.”
“We are searching truly for a political solution,” the diplomat stated. “Whether that is possible or not remains to be seen.”
Denmark’s FM, Villy Soevndal, also spoke against military interference, saying strong sanctions against Syria appear to be working.
Speaking on Syria, many EU diplomats also called on Russia and China to act responsibly as another draft resolution on Syria is currently being discussed at the UN Security Council.
Not to forget that on Saturday Russian FM Sergey Lavrov is due to meet with Arab League representatives. He will then fly to New York to meet with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to discuss the situation in Syria and a new draft resolution on Syria.