Meeting in support of the Syrian coalition (January 22, 2013)
France hosted on January 28, a working meeting in support of the Syrian National Coalition. This meeting, which was opened by the minister of foreign affairs, took place in the presence of the coalition leaders. Around 50 countries, regional and international organizations participated in this exercise at the senior official level.
This meeting aimed to put into practice the commitments made during the meeting of the Friends of the Syrian People group in Marrakesh on December 12, which recognized the Coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people and urged the international community to provide all necessary support for the democratic aspirations of the Syrian population and to provide assistance to the civilian populations.
On this occasion, France reaffirmed its full support for the Syrian National Coalition, which it recognized as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people.