Elizabeth Gawriye, Deputy of the Co-Presidency of the Executive Council of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, spoke about the annual conference held by the Autonomous Administration and the most prominent topics discussed and their outputs.
Gawriye began her speech by highlighting the importance of annual conference which derives, “from the importance of discussing and communicating with all seven autonomous administrations and civil departments, to listen to their views, listen to the obstacles they face and discuss how to overcome the difficulties that they will face in the future.”
Gawriye remarked that the Turkish invasion of North and East Syria had caused the largest humanitarian crisis in the region since the spread of the Islamic State (ISIS) and constituted a burden for the Autonomous Administration terms of securing the basic needs for displaced civilians and establishing camps for them.
One of the Autonomous Administration’s greatest achievements, according to Gawriye, was the elimination of ISIS and the combating of its sleeper-cells, pointing out that the various North and East Syrian security forces were owed great credit.
Gawriye also touched on the ongoing communications between the Autonomous Administration and the central government in Damascus, noting that, “All those who participated in the meetings have protecting Syrian geography as their prime goal, and for the regime in Syria to be a pluralistic and democratic one where everyone shares rights and duties.”