BRUSSELS, Nov 19 (KUNA) -- EU foreign ministers welcome here Monday the
agreement reached on 11 November in the meeting of the Syrian opposition
groups gathered in Doha and in particular the formation of the National
Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces.
"The EU considers them legitimate representatives of the aspirations of the
Syrian people. This agreement represents a major step towards the necessary
unity of the Syrian opposition," said the ministers in a statement after
discussing the situation in Syria.
They called on the Coalition to engage with the UN-Arab League Special
Representative Lakhdar Brahimi and "to put forward its programme for a
political transition with a view to creating a credible alternative to the
The EU looks forward to this new coalition continuing to work for full
inclusiveness, subscribing to the principles of human rights and democracy and
engaging with all opposition groups and all sections of Syrian civil society,
noted the statement.
The EU, it added, stands ready to support this new Coalition in these
endeavours and its relations with the international community. (end)
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