The Syrian National Coalition opposition group welcomed Britain's official recognition of it as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people, a coalition spokesman said.
This step is very important and I think it will encourage more Syrians to join the coalition and trust it and it will also encourage other European states to recognise it.
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