Representatives from Real Estate Affairs Office visits High Property Committee office in Raqqa, North and East Syria, to restore rights of absentee property owners

RAQQA, North and East Syria — In an effort to safeguard the rights and properties of Syriacs (Arameans–Assyrian–Chaldeans) displaced from their homes, the Real Estate Affairs Office of the Internal Security Forces (ISF) in Tabqa recently visited the High Property Committee office in Raqqa, North and East Syria.

The Raqqa branch of the High Property Committee was opened in February 2024, the sixth branch of the Committee in North and East Syria dedicated to protecting the rights of minority communities.

The Real Estate Affairs Office delegation was warmly received by Mr. Armin Mardou, head of the High Property Committee, and Mr. Jacq Nasri, a member of the Committee.

Amidst mutual congratulations on the establishment of the Committee office, the visiting delegation emphasized the imperative of collaborative action to address property violations and real estate disputes affecting the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) and Armenian communities in Raqqa. They called for proactive measures to engage absentees and foster cooperation to mitigate property infringements.

Furthermore, discussions centered on the pivotal role of ensuring stability to facilitate the safe return of our people to their homeland, underscoring the department’s commitment to supporting displaced individuals in reclaiming their rightful properties.

Expressing gratitude for the solidarity and support extended by the visiting delegation, Mardou reaffirmed the Committee’s dedication to upholding the rights of absentees. Both parties resolved to enhance communication and intensify joint efforts through regular visits and cooperation initiatives.