"The targeted U.S., French, and United Kingdom airstrikes on chemical weapons facilities in Syria were specific measures having been taken with the sole objective to prevent further use of chemical weapons and chemical substances as weapons by the Syrian regime to kill its own people", the statement read.
"It seems to me very clear that there's a need to give a push to the re-launch of the UN-led political process in this moment", said EU Foreign Policy Chief, Federica Mogherini, ahead of an EU foreign ministerial meeting.
The U.S., Britain and France launched coordinated attacks against Syrian government targets on Saturday in retaliation for an alleged gas attack on the Damascus suburb of Douma on April 7, which Russian Federation and the Syrian regime have repeatedly denied.
Johnson stressed the strikes were "not an attempt to change the tide of the war in Syria or to have regime change or to get rid of Bashar al-Assad".
"But it was the world saying that we've had enough of the use of chemical weapons".
"You have to see it, whether you like it or not: without Russian Federation you won't be able to solve this conflict", German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said as he arrived for April 16's talks.
U.S., French and British missiles destroyed suspected chemical weapons development and storage sites in Syria on Saturday in response to an alleged chemical attack in the town of Douma which killed at least 40 people.
France is also proposing a comprehensive United Nations resolution calling for a fresh start to political negotiations.