AANES official denies signs of solutions with Syrian government

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – A top official of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) denied on Wednesday any signs of reaching a solution with the Syrian government.

Ilham Ahmad, co-chair of the AANES Foreign Relations Department, expressed her optimism regarding opening channels for dialogue with Damascus to reach a solution for the Syrian crisis, return the forcibly displaced people to their original place of residence, and bring the occupation of the Syrian territory to an end.

The AANES announced on April 18, 2023, an initiative called the Peaceful Resolution of the Syrian Crisis in accordance with United Nations resolutions and expressed readiness to start a dialogue with the Syrian government and with all Syrian parties following the failure of all international initiatives.

Moreover, Ahmad told North Press that they have proposals for developing dialogue with all Syrian democratic actors.  

On May 20, the Foreign Relations Department expressed the AANES’ openness to work with the Arab League to combat terrorism, ensure the safe return of refugees, and stop demographic change in Syria.

The Department said the final statement of the Arab League Summit shows a positive Arab stance to finding solutions to issues that hinder reaching an understanding among Syrian people and actors in Syria.

By Jwan Shekaki