Syrian Democratic Council and People’s Will Party meet for first time after signing of 2020 memorandum of understanding

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — After signing a memorandum of understanding on 31 August 2020, a Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) delegation headed by SDC Co-Chair Elham Ahmed met with a delegation of the People’s Will Party (PWP) headed by former Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Qadri Jamil as part of the coordination framework established by the memorandum.

The two delegations discussed developments in the political situation of the country and the wider region, especially the continued absence of some national opposition forces from the political process.

The overall situation in the country requires strenuous work to bring together all parties to the Syrian conflict towards a general national conference to be held on the basis of implementing U.N. Security Council Resolution No. 2254.

Following the meeting, SDC Co-Chair Riad Darrar stated that, “The SDC–PWP memorandum of understanding carries a strategic vision, a very important constitutional establishment, and a joint interactive action that can accomplish its goals.”

“Therefore, the development of this memorandum is a positive step in expanding the scope of joint work,” he added, indicating that 10 months on from the signing of the memorandum, the two sides are remain strategically aligned and are speaking at an equal level.

“Our ideas are similar, and pour ositions are very close,” Darrar said. “This is evidence that opposing positions, after efforts at understanding, can harmonize and advance towards common goals.