SUP Co-Chair Sanharib Barsoum: The PWP–SDC memorandum of understanding ensures rights of all peoples in Syria

DARAMSUQ and ZALIN, Syria — In a special report to SyriacPress, Co-Chair of the Syriac Union Party (SUP) in Syria, Sanharib Barsoum, who was among the delegation of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) in Moscow, discussed the signing of a memorandum of understanding signed between the SDC and the Syrian Popular Will Party (PWP).

“The memorandum of understanding, which was signed by the Syrian Democratic Council and the Popular Will Party includes many points that concern all the Syrians, guarantees the rights of all the peoples of Syria and focuses on the Autonomous Administration model.”

Barsoum also stated that the memorandum dealt with the military situation in the country, specifically about the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), and covered a political solution to democratize the country, referencing the relevant United Nations resolutions, especially Resolution No. 2254 and the Geneva Declaration.

“The memorandum was signed within the efforts of the SDC for dialogue and understanding within the various democratic opposition parties in Syria,” Barsoum added, indicating that the agreement is an essential step toward reaching a political solution that satisfies all parties and peoples in Syria.

Barsoum pointed out that after signing the memorandum, the two delegations met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who stressed the importance of dialogue between the Syrians and the implementation of a political solution in Syria according to U.N. decisions, in addition to involving all Syrian parties in the political solution and Geneva negotiations.

“The SDC stressed the need to participate in the political process and the importance of a political solution through the United Nations resolution, in addition to the SDC participation in the constitution committee and other committees concerned with the Syrian file,” Barsoum stated during the meeting with Lavrov.

The Front for Change and Liberation welcomed the signing of the memorandum of understanding between the SDC and PWP, describing the development in a press statement as a positive and constructive action towards the implementation of a comprehensive political solution to the Syrian crisis.

However, despite local and international media circulating the proceedings of the meetings in Moscow and the signing of the memorandum of understanding, there have been no comments or statements from the Syrian government in Damascus, except for the criticism of the National Construction Movement, which is affiliated with the Syrian regime.