Syrian opposition opens first embassy in Qatar

Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:56am EDT

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(Reuters) - The Syrian opposition coalition, recognized by the Arab League as the sole representative for Syria, opened its first embassy in the Qatari capital Doha on Wednesday.

In presence of Arab and Western ambassadors, the president of Syria's opposition coalition, Moaz Alkhatib and Qatari Khalid al-Atiyah, state minister for foreign affairs, cut the ribbon at the entrance to the embassy.

The national anthem of Qatar and Syria played as Qatari and Syrian opposition figures stood underneath the Syrian opposition's flag framed in red, green, white and black balloons.

(Reporting by Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Jon Boyle)

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