SDC delegation met with Finland Foreign Ministry

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – A delegation of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) met with the Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto in the capital Helsinki yesterday and discussed many issues, most notably the means for the political settlement of the Syrian crisis.

The SDC delegation included the President of the SDC Executive Committee Ilham Ahmad, and the co-chair of the Local Administrations and Environment Board of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES), Jihad Omar.

The two sides discussed how to push the political process forward and make progress in solving the Syrian crisis in accordance with UN resolutions, and the role of the Republic of Finland in this respect.

The humanitarian situation and the entry of aid into northeast Syria, the inhuman practices of Turkey and the affiliated opposition factions regarding cutting off drinking water and the Euphrates River from the area and attacking northeast Syria, were also touched on in the meeting.

The Finnish Foreign Minister stressed the importance of delivering humanitarian aid to areas in northeast Syria across borders, and that there should be a comprehensive distribution of aid to all Syrian regions.

Haavisto also stressed the need for the UN to act on the issue of Turkish practices.

The two sides discussed the issue of education and teaching curricula in the Autonomous Administration areas. They also discussed ways to work on developing the educational sector in northeast Syria, so that this leads to official recognition of the curricula approved by international institutions concerned with education.

It is noteworthy that a delegation of the Finnish Foreign Ministry visited the regions of northeast Syria, headed by the envoy, Yussi Tanner, in December 2020.

Reporting by Muhammad al-Qadi