The forum of the tribal leaders and key figures of north-eastern Syria was held on Thursday in the hall of Tayfour Restaurant in the city of Hasakah, in the presence of dozens of tribal leaders and notable persons in the region, as well as representatives of social activities, political parties and officials in the Autonomous Administration of north-eastern Syria.
The forum, held under the slogan (A united and democratic Syria, the rejection of foreign presence on Syrian territories) discussed the political situation, the foreign interference and the occupation of many Syrian areas, in addition to the issue of dialogue between the Autonomous Administration and the Syrian government.
Gharib Hesso, the co-chair of the Democratic Society Movement (TEV-DEM), told North-Press: "The aim of this meeting is to discuss the Syrian situation in general and the ways of a peaceful solution from the viewpoint of the notables present there."
Hesso expected to come out with a result which would open important ways in support of the Syrian-Syrian dialogue, in light of the country’s exposure to occupation, "because we believe that the solution is Syrian," he said adding: "When efforts are unified and the Syrian-Syrian dialogue is activated, there will be no reason for foreign presence in the country," while the absence of dialogue will reflect a major impact on Syria through the continued terrorism and foreign presence in Syria, as he said.
Moreover, the forum comes in light of the accelerating events taking place in different parts of Syria, especially in the north-western region, following the Russian-backed Syrian government forces’ control over large areas, which the government had lost control since 2012, and after the recent meetings which took place between the representatives of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) and representatives of the Syrian government, which has not yielded to any results yet.
For his part, Sheikh Riyad al-Hafel, the Deputy Joint Presidency of the Executive Council of North and Eastern Syria and a sheikh of Aqidat tribe, said that they reject "all kinds of occupation and foreign presence on Syrian territories, and intransigence by the Syrian government, while we reach out a hand for the Syrian-Syrian dialogue," he said.
Furthermore, he stressed that the serious dialogue between the Autonomous Administration and the Syrian government is the beginning of getting rid of the various forms of occupation and foreign presence in Syria.
While Akram Mahshoush, one of the notables of the Jebour tribe, stressed that it is necessary for the tribes to have a role in affecting the parties to the solution, that believe in the Syrian solution, and the Syrian government to open the door for dialogue and accept the Autonomous Administration, in light of the difficult circumstances of which the country is going through.