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The Minister of Foreign Affairs welcomes the appointment of Ghassan Hitto as Syrian opposition interim prime minister

On a meeting of the Syrian Opposition Coalition in Istanbul on Monday 18 March, Ghassan Hitto was elected interim prime minister.

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Villy Søvndal, states: 
“I congratulate Ghassan Hitto on his appointment as interim prime minister. His appointment is an important step forward for the Coalition. I encourage Hitto to continue to strengthen his close collaboration with President Moaz al-Khatib and to continue to reach out to all Syrians across the country. It is important that the Coalition remains inclusive and representative, so that the opposition can take a unified stand against the regime. I also encourage Hitto to follow up on al-Khatib’s offer to enter into a political dialogue, and thus show real intent to work towards a peaceful transition.”

For more information please contact:
Jean Ellermann-Kingombe, tel: +452526 7606