Decentralization is doorway to democratic national governance in Syria, SDC

RAQQA, Syria (North Press) – An official in the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) said on Monday the Stockholm second consultative forum focused on decentralization as a doorway to a democratic system of governance in Syria.

On Saturday and Sunday, the second consultative forum of the Syrian democratic forces was held in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, under the auspices of the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Olof Palme international center for Peace and Democracy.

The forum was attended by 39 Syrian political figures, as well as representatives of the United States, Britain, France and the  Scandinavian countries.

Ali Rahmoun, Ali Rahmoun, Deputy President of the Executive Committee of the SDC, said that the participants had necessitated the issue of finding a political solution and building a democratic system in Syria. 

The second consultative forum discussed many issues related to the Syrian conflict, such as the role of democrats in establishing a ruling system based on equal citizenship in Syria, according to Rahmoun.

“Holding the Syrian Democratic Forces Conference, which is being prepared for by holding these Stockholm forums, is a vital achievement in Syria’s current phase,” he told North Press.

Rahmoun noted that the third forum of the Syrian democratic forces is supposed to be held in mid-May, with the possibility of even holding a fourth one before going to the democratic figures and forces conference.

In mid-December 2021, the first consultative Stockholm forum was held in the Swedish capital under the auspices of the host country. The forums pave the way for the Syrian Democratic Forces Conference to discuss the road map for a political solution in Syria.

Reporting by Ammar Abdullatif