EU says cuts Damascus activities because of security situation
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's office in Damascus is cutting back its activities in the Syrian capital to a minimum because of the security situation, an EU official said on Monday.
"The EU delegation has decided to reduce activities in Damascus to a minimum level due to the current security conditions," a spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said in response to a question from Reuters.
The EU diplomatic service has an office in Damascus that has remained open throughout the Syrian crisis so far.
(Reporting by Sebastian Moffett; editing by Rex Merrifield)
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