Syria – Meeting of the Friends of the Syrian People group (Rome, February 28, 2013
France, which was the first country to recognize the Syrian National Coalition and which recently hosted in Paris a meeting that brought together around 50 countries in order to encourage practical support for the coalition, participated in the meeting of the Friends of the Syrian People group which will took place in Rome on February 28. It was represented by the ambassador to Syria, Eric Chevallier.
This meeting came at a time when the crackdown against the Syrian people is intensifying and the volume of displaced persons and refugees is constantly increasing. It provided an opportunity for a growing proportion of the international community to reaffirm its support for the coalition through concrete measures.