Delegation from North and East Syria continues series of meetings with U.S. officials in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The joint Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) of North and East and Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) delegation visiting Washington, D.C. continue their series of political meetings with high-level officials. The delegation includes Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean), Arab, and Kurdish representatives from North and East Syria.

Speaking to SyriacPress about the delegation’s visit, Co-Chair of the Executive Council of Gozarto (Jazira) Region in North and East Syria Nazira Goreya explained that during a recent meeting with at the Washington Institute, a clear idea of the political, social, and economic situation in the region was communicated to the 160 participants.

Goreya added that there was also a meeting with the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedoms (USCIRF) headed by Nadine Maenza and a number of members of the Commission. The meeting was characterized by positive discussions and inquiries by members about the situation in North and East Syria.

The delegation also met with officials at the U.S. Department of State. Goreya described the meeting as “very important”. The meeting was attended by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Joey Hood and other officials focused on the Middle East and Syria.

During the meeting, U.S. officials gave the visiting delegation assurances about the continued U.S. presence in North and East Syria, the provision of economic support to the region, and military support to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

The delegation will continue its series of meetings this week with Republican and Democratic members of Congress and other Biden Administration officials.