French diplomat: ‘Friends of Syria’ to meet in Doha this week

The “Friends of Syria” group is an international bloc that meets periodically to discuss the Syrian crisis outside the U.N. Security Council. (File photo: AFP)

Foreign ministers of the “Friends of Syria” bloc will meet on Saturday in Doha to discuss aid for the Syrian rebels, including military assistance, according to a French diplomat quoted by AFP.

Ministers of Britain, France, the U.S., Germany, Italy, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Egypt will attend the meeting, the source said on Wednesday.

The meeting aims to address in a “concerted, coordinated and complementary manner” the concerns raised by the opposition’s military chief during the last “Friends of Syria” meeting in Ankara last Friday, the diplomat said.

The rebels have asked for anti-air and anti-tank missiles.

The “Friends of Syria” group is an international bloc that meets periodically to discuss the Syrian crisis outside the U.N. Security Council.

(With AFP)

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