Sihanok Dibo: Meeting with Russia was positive

Sihanak Dibo, who was involved in the meeting with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated that it was a positive meeting, and Russian authorities presented a serious attitude concerning a political solution to the Syrian crisis.


A delegation of the Syrian Democratic Council (MSD) and the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria visited Russia upon an official invitation, and met Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov, Special Envoy of the Russian Presidency Mikhail Bogdanov and some officials of the Ministry of Defense as well as officials in charge of the Syria file.

The delegation was made up of Co-chair of the MSD Executive Committee İlham Ehmed, MSD member Sîhanok Dîbo, Co-chair of the Democratic Autonomous Administration Executive Council Nezira Gewriye, Vice co-chair of Foreign Relations Department of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria Fener El Giêt, Moscow Representative of the Autonomous Administration Rêşad Bênav and Moscow Representative of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) Ebdulselam Ali.

Sîhanok Dîbo spoke to ANHA and assessed the meeting with Russian authorities.

Referring to the statement of the Russian Foreign Minister in favour of an inter-Syrian dialogue and dialogue between the Autonomous Administration and the Damascus government, Sîhanok Dîbo said, “The Russian delegation stated that they support these dialogues and hope that these efforts succeed.”

Dîbo stated that the main topic of the talks was decision no.2254 of the UN Security Council, which points to the importance of political methods for a solution to the Syrian crisis and the situation of North and East Syrian regions.

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented a serious approach recognizing the MSD as a part of a political solution to the Syrian crisis, said Sîhanok Dîbo, and expressed that the attendants discussed the decentralised administration model for the future of Syria.

Dibo added that all attendants expressed that no region of Syria should be deprived of humanitarian aids.