UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Three European delegations went to Syria to talk to the Kurds. British, French and German delegations visited Ain Issa in Qamishli on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 September, where they met Kurdish authorities.
According to the Enab Baladi website, the European delegations have promised the Kurds a series of aids on various levels, including at the political level.
Éric Chevallier, French ambassador in charge of Syria between 2009 and 2014, and Clemens Hach, emissary of the German Foreign Ministry, headed the French and German delegations.
The French and German delegations arrived at Qamishli the day after the arrival of a British delegation. It consisted of 13 members of Parliament, including the Conservatives and Labor.
The British delegation met with political leaders and military commanders of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), including Mazloum Abdi, aka Mazloum Kobane, a senior commander of the SDS.
The diplomatic ballets of the European delegations in the Syrian zones controlled by the Kurds have multiplied during the last months. The European delegations promised the Kurds political support and stressed that they were trying to give a boost to the political process of resolving the crisis in Syria.
For their part, the Kurds emphasize that they should not be left out of the political process.
Meanwhile, the Syrian Democratic Forces, backed by the United States, are calling on the Syrian government to recognize its autonomy in northern Syria.
In response to this demand, the Syrian government recently sent a letter to the UN Secretary-General criticizing the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as a “separatist terrorist militia” destabilizing the country.
The letter accused the Syrian Democratic Forces of working with the United States and Israel to undermine the government, while “committing crimes for the US coalition against the Syrian people”, accusing the FDS of “kidnapping, torturing, killing and civilians”.
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