Foreign Affairs Council (FAC): extracts from the press conference by Catherine ASHTON, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC

Type: NEWS   Référence: 90945   Durée: 00:02:02   Première transmission: 10/12/2012  Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - Council / Justus Lipsius
Fin de production: 10/12/2012
On 10 December, The Foreing Affairs Council agreed that the EU accepts the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces as legitimate representative of the Syrian people. They also expressed a serious concern about the potentially use of chemical weapons. Member States agreed as well in the need of an all inclusive dialogue. "The EU will support the people of Egypt trough the transition in any way that we can" , said Catherine Ashton.

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00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Arrival of Catherine Ashton, Vice-president of the European Commission and high representative of the Union for foreign affairs and security policy to the press conference room. 00:00:05
00:00:10 SOUNDBITE (in English) by Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative and EC Vice President: We agreed in the Foreign Affairs Council that the EU accepts the coalition as legitimate representative of the Syrian people. We continue to work and support the work, specially the one of Al-Ibrahimi and we are very concern of the situation in the country becoming worst every day. We have made consistently demands for an end for this totally inacceptable violence. 00:00:29
00:00:39 SOUNDBITE (in English) by Catherine Ashton: Member States have raised a serious concern about the potentially use of chemical weapons and we said to the regime that they will be held accountable for this. And we also condemn the recently limitations on the use of internet in Syria. 00:00:00
00:00:39 General view of the room 00:00:03
00:00:42 SOUNDBITE (in English) by Catherine Ashton: Member States have raised a serious concern about the potentially use of chemical weapons and we said to the regime that they will be held accountable for this. And we also condemn the recently limitations on the use of internet in Syria. 00:00:21
00:01:03 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:05
00:01:08 SOUNDBITE (in English) by Catherine Ashton: We very much regret the recent violence in Egypt. Everyone agreed that we need to see a de-escalation of situation and an all inclusive dialogue. I have bee in touch the last days with the main politic protagonists. We repeated the same consistent message that we will support the people of Egypt trough the transition in any way that we can. That requires dialogue to continue and for all sides to come together and reach an agreement. And it requires a good and strong constitution. Is vital that Egypt continues on its path to democratic transition and we are there to help in that process. 00:00:44
00:01:52 Catherine Ashton leaving 00:00:10
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