The 28 EU foreign ministers held talks with their American counterpart John Kerry in the lithuanian capital Vilnius. Ahead of the meeting France and Denmark were the only European countries who had expressed their support of a military retaliation against the Syrian regime.
Carl Bildt told Swedish Radio News that the European countries are standing closer together on this issue, after the meeting. The foreign ministers decided to welcome France's president Hollande's decision to await the release of the UN investigation before taking action against Syria.
According to Bildt, it is important not to forget what will happen after a possible military attack against Syria.
"Regardless of the terrible that have happened now, and the necessity to react against the use of chemical weapons - there is not doubt about that - the big task is to end the war as a whole. 110,000 people have been killed," he says.
"There is a risk that what is going to happen in the next period, rather will intensify the fighting and in the short run increase the suffering. Then we have to think about strategies to intensify also the political efforts. And then we are back to some of the fundamental problems that we have had with the security council and the UN. But we will not get around it, and we have to deal with it if we are going to end the war as a whole," Bildt told Swedish Radio News reporter in Vilnius.