The meeting members of the Presidential Council of the Syrian Democratic Council, today, on Tuesday, December 28th, discussed the developments regarding the Syrian file during 2021, and reviewed the possible solutions for a political settlement in the country that would achieve the aspirations of the Syrian people after a decade of tragedy and pain.
The parties, forces, political figures and societal activities that make up the Syrian Democratic Council participated in the meeting. The meeting was started by reading a political briefing provided by the Executive Body in which it addressed the positions of the “SDC” and the path it leads in order to resolve the Syrian crisis through dialogue and negotiation as an effective strategy that achieves a comprehensive settlement in the country.
The meeting members stressed that “the various efforts made to determine conclusions are still incomplete and unable to achieve a political solution” as the meeting members saw the Syrian consensus and the framing of the efforts of the democratic opposition forces are the essential basics for proceeding with the political process, confronting tyrannical authorities, and making a democratic transition.
The meeting members rejected the outcomes of the last Astana meeting, which renewed the Turkey’s demands, with the consensus of its partners (Iran and Russia) in its final statement, which considered the project of the Autonomous Administration a “separatist” project at a time when the regional and international community became aware of the importance of the Autonomous Administration’s experience in preserving the unity of the Syrian territory and defending the gains of the Syrian people.
The meeting members unanimously agreed that the authorities in Damascus continued their behavior rejecting a proposal or accepting a solution to get out of this crisis, as they are still not interested in committing to any democratic change, and do not accept any standards outside the imposition of their authority by the force of the military machine, far from domestic and international law.
The Syrian authorities do not care about any threat to the sovereignty of the Syrian state and the control of regional parties on the ground, whether through direct occupation or through armed groups affiliated with regional powers.
The attendees saw that the Syrian file no longer takes priority by the international community and the influential countries, and there are no initiatives to overcome the contradictions regarding the Syrian file, so the Syrian Democratic Council continues to hold meetings with various international actors regarding the Syrian issue.
On the other hand, the discussion continues among the Syrian Democratic Council and the various opposition parties inside the country and abroad to formulate a national approach and expand consensus among parties, in which the “SDC” participated in the consultative meeting of the National Democratic opposition, which was held in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, in the middle of this month and included a number of opponents for holding a national conference for the democratic opposition to make an additional pressure for moving forward the political solution in Syria.
Locally, the meeting members discussed the consequences of the economic situation and the suffering of the Syrian people due to the deterioration of the living situation throughout the country, and also the complex crises that have become a part of the life of the Syrian citizen.
Regarding the regions of North and East Syria, the participants put forward views and proposals for developing the Autonomous Administration and contributing to the path of expanding participatory, in addition to calling on the international community to deliver humanitarian aid across the border to the Autonomous Administration areas and support projects for the rehabilitation of infrastructure and development projects.
In conclusion, the meeting members discussed the organizational method, called for activating the role of parties and made proposals that would improve the organizational situation more than before.