EU offers 170 mln euros Syria aid during Turkey visit

European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell. (File photo: AFP)

The EU’s top diplomat on Wednesday promised an additional 170 million euros in aid for vulnerable groups in Syria in a visit to Turkey, which has demanded greater assistance over the conflict.

“We have announced a 170 million additionally in humanitarian aid to continue assisting the most vulnerable people in Syria,” EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told reporters, following meetings with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and top officials.

He said 60 million euros ($66.7 million) of that would go to addressing the humanitarian crises in northwest Syria.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:05 - GMT 07:05