Syrian Opposition Stage Massive Meeting in Bulgaria

World | May 29, 2012, Tuesday // 10:31
Bulgaria: Syrian Opposition Stage Massive Meeting in Bulgaria Photo by amnestyusa.org

Representatives of three Syrian opposition movements met Monday and Tuesday in the Bulgarian town of Pravets to discuss developments in their homeland.

The meeting, co-ordinated and facilitated by the Bulgrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, adopted a declaration on the recent bloodshed in Houla and other cities in Syria.

The declaration called on the UN Security Council and the international community to immediately interevene in support of the Syrian citizens against what opposition representatives see as criminal actions by President Bashar Al-Assad.

It further called on the Arab League and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to offer humanitarian aid to Syria.

Representatives of the Syrian National Council, the Kurdish National Council and the National Bloc participated in the meeting.

Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikolay Mladenov called the meeting "historic," arguing it brought together the three Syrian opposition organizations.

National Council chair Burhan Ghalioun expressed hopes that if the UN does not react, then the group of Friends of Syria could intervene.

"The unity of the opposition is a guarantee for the victory of the revolution," recapitulated Abdulhakim Bashar.

Bulgaria, toghether with its EU partners, denounces atrocities in Syria that took place in the last few days and firmly stand behind the peace plan of UN envoy Kofi Annan, stated Bulgarian Minister Mladenov.

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