No: 113, 19 April 2013, Press Release Regarding the Meeting at the level of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs on Syria

A meeting at the level of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, with the participation of some member countries of the Group of Friends of the Syrian People will be hosted by Turkey in Istanbul on 20 April 2013.

The current situation in Syria is the result of the regime's policies based on the suppression of the legitimate demands of the people through violence. The international community is making effort to support the people of Syria and to enable the establishment of peace and stability in this country as soon as possible. The Istanbul meeting is being organized with the purpose of contributing to the coordination of efforts in this direction and taking concrete steps.

H.E. Mr. Ahmet Davutoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and senior officials of the USA, the United Kingdom, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, the UAE, Italy, Germany and France, as well as the representatives of the Syrian National Coalition will participate in the meeting.