“Friends of Syria” member countries recognised the opposition Syrian National Council Sunday as the “legitimate representative” of all Syrians, the Anatolia news agency said.
In the final statement of the second “Friends of Syria” conference, “the
Syrian National Council has been recognised as the legitimate representative of
all Syrians,” said Anatolia.
It follows the SNC’s pleas for recognition at the conference in Istanbul.
“We want the recognition of the SNC as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people,” SNC head Burhan Ghalioun told the meeting.
The second “Friends of Syria” meeting opened with more than 70 representatives discussing ways to pressure President Bashar al-Assad to end violence and to support the Syrian opposition.