Brussels Calls for KAS Expertise About Syria
KAS at the EPP-ED Group in the European Parliament
Following an invitation of Mr. Elmar Brok MEP, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Mr. José Ignacio Salafranca Sanchez-Neyra MEP, EPP-ED Co-ordinator in the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Dr. Jana Hybášková MEP, Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs EP, Dr. Hardy Ostry, Director of the Regional Near East – Mediterranean participated on 11th January at the EPP-ED group’ s hearing in the European Parliament about the current affairs of the EU-Association Agreement with Syria. A majority of the participants agreed on the implementation of the Association Agreement with Damascus in order to back up the domestic reform efforts by international engagement. Accordingly, the current window of opportunity has to be used to reintegrate Syria in the community of responsible countries. In this respect the Agreement could serve as an important instrument to bring back peace and stablity to the region.