Syria – Meeting between the minister and Mr. Abdul Baset Sayda, President of the Syrian National Council (October 9, 2012)
Yesterday the minister received Abdul Baset Sayda, President of the Syrian National Council, accompanied by George Sabra, member of the SNC.
In the run-up to the opposition meeting scheduled to take place in Doha, Laurent Fabius reaffirmed that France stands resolutely alongside the Syrian people. He encouraged the Syrian opposition in its efforts to unite and to form an interim government that will represent all components of Syrian society and respect human rights and the rights of minorities.
This meeting also provided an opportunity to discuss the situation on the ground and the continuation of the crackdown, as well as France’s assistance to the civilian revolutionary councils, notably in the liberated areas.