EU says creation of Syrian opposition council 'positive'
Luxembourg - The European Union on Monday welcomed the creation of an opposition council in Syria as a "positive step forward".

A statement agreed by EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg welcomed the moves by the political opposition in Syria to establish a united platform and called on the international community to also welcome these efforts.

"In this regard, the EU notes the creation of the Syrian National Council as a positive step forward," the statement said, hailing the Council's commitment to non-violence and democratic values.
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