Syriac Union Party Co-Chair Barsoum: Work will be done to bring the views closer with our people’s parties in the region to achieve the Syriac people rights

ZALIN, Syria — In a statement to Suroyo TV, Co-Chair of the Syriac Union Party (SUP) Sanharib Barsoum clarified the party’s goals for 2022, for the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people, the other components of North and East Syria, and for the future of Syria as a whole.

“The international negotiations in 2021 did not bring any developments to solving the Syrian crisis,” Barsoum stated, calling on the international community to take a serious stance and make greater efforts in 2022.

He also called for the involvement of all Syrian parties in building Syria, especially after the deliberate exclusion of parties participating in the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) of North and East Syria from political negotiations.

“The most important thing this year is to unify efforts of all opposition parties and activate joint work to build a new Syria that includes all Syrian components and denominations,” he added.

Barsoum stated that 2022 will witness a development in the work of the DAA and the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), embodied in increasing their political activity and holding more dialogues to bring the region’s components closer together, in addition to holding a conference of democratic opposition forces, drafting the social contract, and issuing laws with regard to the 2022 elections to ensure wider representation of all components in the DAA.

Regarding the military situation, Barsoum hoped that 2022 will bring calm on most fronts, as the great powers work to stabilize the region, prevent the outbreak of any new conflicts, and prevent Turkey from occupying more Syrian land.

With regard to the work of SUP, he said that work will be done to bring the views closer with other Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) parties in the region to effectively advocate for the rights and representation of the Syriac people, whether in North and East Syria or in a new Syrian constitution.