STOCKHOLM / NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — On Monday, Co-Chair of the Executive Council of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) Elham Ahmed spoke with the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde to discuss many “difficult” issues, as described by Linde.
“Today, I met with Co-Chair of the Executive Council of the Syrian Democratic Council Elham Ahmed,” Linde stated via Twitter. “It was a good conversation related to difficult issues.”
Via her own Twitter account, Ahmed said that they addressed the need to reach a political solution after a decade of war in Syria, praising the Swedish stance that supports ending the suffering of the Syrian people.
Linde also indicated that the SDC should be involved in the talks on the future of Syria
The criminal activities associated with the Islamic state (ISIS) and the immediate need to pursue ISIS were also discussed.
Linde stressed that the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) has repeatedly called for the return of ISIS children from camps in North and East Syria, pointing out that the Swedish efforts focus in particular on seeking to return orphan children.
She declared that Swedish–DAA relations remain strong, noting that Sweden seeks to support the fight against extremism and wishes to cooperate with the DAA on these issues in the future.
Good discussion with Ilham Ahmad from SDC in northeast Syria. We talked about the #Syria10 crisis and Sweden’s ongoing role ahead of #SyriaConf2021. Reaffirmed our collaboration in the fight against Daesh. pic.twitter.com/Dhfk7TK0Wx
— Ann Linde (@AnnLinde) March 29, 2021