The Council discussed Syria and developments in the region. It expressed full support for UN Security Council resolution 2254 endorsing a "roadmap" for a peace process in Syria and setting a timetable for talks. It discussed the EU's position ahead of a Syria donors' conference in London on 4 February 2016. It condemned the targeting of civilians and emphasised the importance of UN-led confidence building measures.
EU Ministers were joined by Jordan Foreign Minister, Nasser Judeh, for lunch to discuss bilateral relations, with a view to further strengthening it, as well as the situation in the region.
The Council adopted conclusions on Libya, expressing full support for the political agreement signed on 17 December 2015 and welcoming the formation of the Presidency Council. The EU and its member states will support the Government of National Accord as the sole legitimate government of Libya, urging all Libyan institutions to accept the authority of the GNA.