Cyprus' foreign minister Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, left, and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton leaves the press conference after speaking to the media in Cyprus conference center

 

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Cyprus' foreign minister Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, left, and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton leaves the press conference after speaking to the media in Cyprus conference center in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. Ashton said that a top priority for the EU is to offer its full backing to the new U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi who is set to begin mediation efforts to end the violence between Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime and opposition groups seeking to topple his rule. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)