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Speaking today, following today’s in-principle agreement in Doha to form The National Coalition Of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, Foreign Secretary, William Hague, said
“I welcome the decision to form the National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces.
“This is an important milestone in forming a broad and representative Opposition that reflects the full diversity of the Syrian people.
“The onus is now on the National Coalition to choose effective leaders and to appoint an executive that can work with the international community so that we can deliver more non-lethal assistance to them. We urge the National Coalition to engage with all sections of Syrian society in preparing the political transition that Syria urgently needs.
“I will travel to Cairo for a meeting of the EU and Arab League this Tuesday, which will discuss support to the new National Coalition. And on Friday the UK will host a meeting in London of donors and coalition representatives which will consider further support to the Syrian opposition at this critical time.”