ZALIN, Syria — On Monday, a Swedish delegation led by Head of Consular Affairs and Civil Law Frédéric Florn and his Deputy Christine Hedenberg arrived at the headquarters of the Foreign Relations Commission of the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) of North and East Syria in Zalin (Qamishli), according to the official website of the Commission.
The delegation was received by Deputy Co-Chair of the Commission Abeer Elia (Syriac Union Party), head of the Executive Office of the Commission Nafia Muhammad, and Public Relations Officer of the Women’s Protection Units (Yekîneyên Parastina Jin, YPJ) Dylan Ahmad.
The two sides discussed the current economic, humanitarian, and security situation in the region.
Elia stated that the thorny issue of the detained families and fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) must be resolved. “One of our current priorities is their repatriation to their countries,” she stated.
Florn, in turn, declared that they are interested in ensuring humanitarian aid access to the region. “It is our priority to make the aid reach those who really deserve it because this aid can save lives in need,” he stated.
Two women and their children from ISIS families were handed over to the delegation, according to an official transfer of custody document signed between the DAA and Sweden.