MSD delegation meets with US officials in Washington
The MSD and US officials discussed the Syrian issue and ways to solve it during a meeting at the US Department of State.
The Syrian Democratic Council (MSD or SDC) released a statement on its website announcing the details of a meeting they held with US officials in Washington, D.C.
Accordingly, the delegation of the Syrian Democratic Council was received at the US Department of State building by the American Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Mr. Joey Hood, and Mr. Ethan Goldrich, the Communication Official in Syria (the official in charge of the Syrian file in the US Department of State). The MSD and US officials discussed the Syrian issue and ways to solve it.
“The US Department of State confirmed to the delegation of the Syrian Democratic Council and the Autonomous Administration, headed by Mrs. Ilham Ahmed, the continuation of the partnership between the international coalition forces led by the United States of America and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) until the final elimination of terrorism and also, it confirmed the support for stability in the region,” the statement said.
Accordingly, the high-level US Department of State official, Mr. Joey Hood, spoke about the mission of the US forces in Syria, where he reiterated the emphasis on the survival and the presence of his country’s forces in Syria and the continuation of their partnership with the SDF until the final and comprehensive elimination of the terrorist organization ISIS and achieving a political settlement in the country.
“The two sides discussed the political path and the international efforts to end the Syrian crisis, where Mr. Hood referred to the need to create an appropriate atmosphere and calm conflict areas to achieve progress regarding the political settlement path.”
Mr. Hood pointed out that the United States of America has projects to rehabilitate the infrastructure in the regions of North and East of Syria, in addition to providing economic support to the Autonomous Administration to ensure stability and develop the region, the statement said.
MSD noted that this meeting is the first one for Mr. Ethan Goldrich, who is responsible for communication in Syria with Syrian delegations and representatives since his appointment on September 20, 2021 and the meeting included Mr. David Bronstein, the US Department of State representative in the regions of North and East of Syria as well.