Officials of North and East Syria and Swiss Parliament hold official talks regarding strengthening of bilateral relations

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — Hikmat Ibrahim, representative of the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) of North and East Syria in Switzerland, met with a member of the Swiss National Council and the Chairman of the Swiss Parliament’s Foreign Policy Committee to discuss the latest Turkish attacks against DAA areas and the deepening of bilateral relations between the two parties.

The two sides discussed the overall situation and developments related to the Syrian crisis, as well as the most prominent obstacles to reaching a comprehensive political solution to end the suffering of the Syrian people.

During the meeting, representative Ibrahim specifically touched on the humanitarian situation and on the continuous Turkish violations in North and East Syria, which have recently taken a dangerous turn with the repeated targeting of civilians through the use of drone strikes.

Ibrahim also called on European countries to assume their responsibilities to prevent the return of the Islamic State (ISIS) by intensifying support and assistance to the DAA, as well as repatriating their nationals who are currently being held in camps in North and East Syria.

For his part, the Swiss representative confirmed that he is familiar with the DAA and expressed his readiness to continue his cooperation and coordination in all issues of common interest.

At the beginning of August, the DAA announced the opening of its representative office in Geneva, a city of international importance, in the presence of Swiss Foreign Ministry officials and European, Arab, and Syrian individuals, a development which has angered the Turkish government.