CAIRO, Nov 13, 2012 (AFP) -
CAIRO, Nov 13, 2012 (AFP) –
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius urged world powers on Tuesday to recognise the newly formed Syrian opposition bloc.
“Our hope is that the different countries recognise the Syrian national coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people… France’s role is to make that hope possible,” Fabius told reporters in Cairo.
After four days of talks in the Qatari capital Doha, Syrian opposition groups agreed on Sunday to unite under the banner of the National Coalition, headed by moderate Muslim cleric Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib.
European Union foreign ministers meeting in Cairo welcomed the bloc and urged it to bring in more regime dissenters.
“The opposition has taken a huge step forward,” said Fabius, who met earlier with both Khatib and George Sabra, the head of the Syrian National Council, the powerful opposition group that finally agreed to join the wider, more representative bloc.