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EU Recognizes Syrian National Council

RIA Novosti

19:06 02/03/2012 BRUSSELS, March 2 (RIA Novosti) - The European Union on Friday declared the Syrian National Council as a “legitimate representative of Syrians.”

At their summit in Brussels, the EU heads of state and government also called on opposition members to unite in their struggle for peace.

“The European Union supports the Syrian opposition in its struggle for freedom, dignity and democracy, recognizes the Syrian National Council as a legitimate representative of Syrians and calls upon all members of the Syrian opposition to unite in its peaceful struggle,” the document said.

The decision by the EU also called on Russia and China, which prevented resolutions regarding Syria at the UN Security Council, to cooperate in efforts for end of violence in Syria.

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