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Syrian National Coalition appoints interim Prime Minister

British Foreign Minister congratulated Ghassan Hitto on his appointment by the Syrian National Coalition as Interim Syrian Prime Minister.

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William Hague
William Hague

Commenting on the appointment, William Hague said yesterday (19 March):

I congratulate Mr Ghassan Hitto on his appointment by the Syrian National Coalition as interim Syrian Prime Minister. We encourage Prime Minister Hitto and the Coalition to increase links with Syrians across the country, deliver aid and assistance, produce a transition plan and take forward National Coalition policy on a negotiated solution following up President al-Khatib’s initiative.

The UK recognises the Coalition as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people and will continue to be in the forefront of international efforts to secure a political transition that ends the conflict and reflects the aspirations of the Syrian people.

Notes to editors

Marcus Winsley Director, Press and Communications British High Commission Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021 Tel: 91-11-44192100; Fax: 91-11-26870065 mailto:Asad.Mirza@fco.gov.uk

Published 20 March 2013