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European Commission expects from EU active support post-war reconstruction of Syria

On Tuesday, at a meeting in Strasbourg, the European Commission approved the proposals on the EU strategy for Syria, developed by the European Foreign Service, which, in particular, provides active role in the post-war reconstruction in this country.

According to the EU’s top diplomat Federica Mogherini, on April 3 the project will be submitted for approval by the Foreign Ministers of 28 member countries of the community. In addition, it should also be approved by the European Parliament.

In the draft strategy, the European Union should lift the existing sanctions against Syria. It is also proposed the resumption of economic cooperation and financial assistance, funding for monitoring the observance of the cessation of hostilities and demining operations, supporting demobilization and security reform processes.

In addition, the EU is ready to participate in financing projects for the disposal of chemical weapons components, tracking and destroying small arms and light weapons, as well as in restoring civilian infrastructure, returning refugees and internally displaced persons, and creating employment.

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