The Council discussed the political, security and humanitarian situation in Syria. Ministers emphasized their full support for United Nations Security Council resolution 2254, calling for its full implementation by all parties. They condemned the targeting of civilians and stressed the importance of UN-led confidence building measures, humanitarian access and respect of ceasefires.
The Council reached a political decision not to extend restrictive measures for 170 individuals and three companies whose listings are currently suspended. It however agreed that the arms embargo on Belarus and restrictive measures related to four individuals listed in connection with the unresolved disappearances of two opposition politicians, one businessman and one journalist, will be extended for a period of twelve months.