French delegation visits North and East Syria to evaluate the situation there and take custody of several children with French nationality

ZALIN, Syria — A French delegation headed by the Director of the Support and Crisis Department of the French Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Eric Chevallier, visited North and East Syria on Tuesday.

The delegation first visited the headquarters of the Foreign Relations Commission in Zalin (Qamishli) where they were received by Commission Co-Chair Abdul Karim Omar.

During the visit, views were exchanged on the general situation in Syria and the situation in the areas under DAA administration, particularly in relation to the ongoing Turkish attacks on the towns of Ayn Issa and Tel Tamr.

The daily human rights violations in Cafrin (Afrin), Rish Ayno (Ras al-Ayn), and Tel Abyad and the participation of the DAA and Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) in the political process and the Constitutional Committee were also discussed.

Of the Turkish threats, Omar said they are an attempt to destabilize the region and revive the Islamic State (ISIS). He thanked the French Republic for its stand in support of the DAA.

“France will play a positive role in supporting the region on several issues, including supporting projects to stabilize the region,” said Ambassador Chevallier.

At the end of the visit, the children of several French ISIS members were handed over as a result of their health status, according to an official document signed between the two sides.