Syrian opposition get their first embassy opening in Qatar
Moaz al-Khatib (L) with the Qatari delegation at the inauguration ceremony. (AFP PHOTO/KARIM SAHIB)
Just twenty-four hours after getting their own seat at the Arab League, the Syrian opposition coalition have opened their first official embassy in Qatar, Al Jazeera reported.
Current president of the opposition, Moaz al-Khatib, inaugurated the embassy at a ceremony on Wednesday alongside Qatari State Minister for Foreign Affairs Khaled al-Attiya.
"This is the first embassy of the Syrian people," Al- Khatib said as the rebel flag was raised over the new building.
The Gulf states, including Qatar, have long been supportive of the rebel cause in Syria, providing both weapons and arms to the opposition fighters.
In March last year Qatar shut down diplomatic ties to the Syrian regime, closing its mission in the war-torn country. Al-Khatib also said during the opening ceremony that he was aiming to take over the Syrian regime's seat at the United Nations.
However, he expressed disappointment at the lack of support that his opposition coalition had had so far, saying: "There is an international willingness for the revolution not to triumph."