According to As-Asharq al-Awsat newspaper, sources within the French government have stated their openness in recognizing the ‘Syrian National Council’ but so far have not come to a final decision on the issue. However, the sources note the council must first better crystallize its programme, demonstrate more clarity in their request for ‘international protection’ and bring together the Syrian opposition both within and outside Syria. The EU, on the other hand, have praised the formation of the ‘Syrian National Council’ as a positive step forward but did not indicate if they will recognize the council.
Libya’s own transitional council have officially recognized the Syrian National Council and closed the Syrian embassy in Libya:
The National Transitional Council has decided after a meeting today to recognize the Syrian National Council as the sole legitimate government in Syria