Foreign Ministers in İstanbul addressed the situation in Syria

Vaşington Büyükelçiliği 07.06.2012

Foreign Ministers in İstanbul addressed the situation in Syria


Foreign Ministers from several Western and Arab countries who visit İstanbul for the Second Meeting of the Coordinating Committee of Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) gathered to discuss the situation in Syria on 6 June 2012.




The Prime Minister of Qatar and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States; the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy as well as high level representatives from Kuwait and Spain met on 6 June 2012 in Istanbul on the margins of the Global Counter Terrorism Forum.


They discussed additional steps including further support for the people of Syria and coordination on an effective and credible transition process that leads to a democratic, post-Asad Syria.


They agreed to convene a coordination group to provide support to the Syrian opposition.


They agreed to send a representative to Istanbul on 15-16 June to attend the coordination meeting of all the opposition.


They welcomed the proposal by France to host the next meeting of the Friends of the Syrian People in Paris in the beginning of July.


They will continue this joint work towards a democratic Syria.



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