United States: Delegation from North and East Syria meets U.S. Congress members

WASHINGTON – A delegation from the Syrian Democratic Council of the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) of North and East Syria met with a number of members of U.S. Congress and discussed with them the latest developments, ways to solve the Syrian crisis, and asked for continued support for the Administration and for stability in the region in northeastern Syria.

The visiting delegation included Nazira Goreya, co-chair of the Executive Council in the Gozarto (Jazira region), Ilham Ahmed, President of the Syrian Democratic Council, and Ghassan al-Youssef, co-chair of the Dayro Zcuro (Deir ez-Zor) administration. They were accompanied in the meetings by representatives of the Syrian Democratic Council in Washington, Sinam Mohamad and Said Bassam Ishak.

The delegation also met the president and deputy of the American Institute of Peace of the U.S. State Department and with a delegation of experts specialized in Syrian affairs.

During the delegation’s meeting with Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence from Michigan, Lawrence announced her full support for the Syrian Democratic Council and the Syrian Democratic Forces, and that she will work to obtain approval for the allocation of budget from the Ministry of Defense and Foreign Affairs. Lawrence praised the diversity that exists in North and East Syria, especially since the majority of the electorate of the congresswoman is from the large Syriac Chaldean community in Michigan (Detroit).