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Georgia joins EU sanctions against Syria2012-08-08 18:09
Today, Georgia joined the sanctions of the EU against Syria. This was reported by the Trend referring to the EU official website.gt-en-newsitem-inside
July 23, the Foreign Ministers of 27 member countries of the European Union decided to impose an embargo on arms supplies to Syria. According to the agreement, the EU checks the ships and aircraft, which are suspected in arms supplies to Syria.
Pursuant to 17 paragraphs of the sanctions, a wide range of individuals and legal entities of Syria were denied of the entry to the EU territory, their assets in Europe are frozen. 52 Syrian companies and 155 citizens have got into the "black list".
Sanctions against Syria were supported by Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Iceland, Serbia, Albania, Liechtenstein, Norway, as well as Georgia and Moldova, the Kommersant reported.
"The European Union takes note and welcomes the decision of these countries (decision of the third countries on accession to the EU sanctions)", the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton said.