Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, said that he rejects to recognize or deal with the Assad regime.
In an annual high-level conference called the Rome Med-Mediterranean Dialogues, Borrell said “politically, the EU block does not acknowledge the Assad regime nor wishes to rebuild diplomatic relations with it.”
“Currently, the EU has no reason to reconsider its stance on the Assad regime,” the diplomat added.
Previously, Borrell said, “the EU block will not give up sanctions imposed on Syria before a political transition is applied.”
All European states, except the Czech Republic, closed their embassy doors in Syria protesting the violent repression of anti-government protests by the Assad regime in 2011.