French delegation visits Syriac Military Council in North and East Syria

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — A high-level delegation from France led by Michel Blanquet, the Envoy of French President Emmanuel Macron, visited to North and East Syria, where they paid a visit to the Syriac Military Council (Mawtbo Fulhoyo Suryoyo, MFS).

The delegation was received by MFS General Commander Abjar Yacoub and Aram Hanna, the spokesperson for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

During their discussions, both sides examined the adverse repercussions of ongoing Turkish attacks on the region, particularly the recent strikes targeting infrastructure and service facilities, which have had a detrimental impact on the overall service situation in North and East Syria.

In a statement released on Facebook, MFS revealed that discussions encompassed collaborative efforts in the fight against terrorism, highlighting the critical importance of addressing detention centers and camps housing families associated with the Islamic State (ISIS). These facilities pose a significant threat, particularly to the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) community.

Both parties recognized that providing political support to the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) and enhancing the military capabilities of the SDF are vital components for achieving common objectives. Among these objectives are the enhancement of security, the preservation of the Christian presence in the region, and the pursuit of a political solution that fulfills the aspirations of the Syriac people.