Swedish delegation ends visit in North and East Syria
The Swedish Foreign Ministry delegation has completed its series of talks in North and East Syria after meeting with Heyva Sor a Kurd, the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria and the Municipal and Regional Administrations Committee.
The Swedish Foreign Ministry delegation, which has been holding meetings in Northern and Eastern Syria since Friday, ended their tour after meeting with Heyva Sor a Kurd, the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria and the Municipal and Regional Administrations Committee.
The delegation including Per Ornius, Swedish Foreign Ministry's special envoy for Syria and the head of the delegation, Thomas Marcus, the head of the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in charge of humanitarian aid, and European Peace Institute adviser Evin Çetin met with Kurdish Red Crescent ‘Heyva Sor a Kurd’.
The delegation was welcomed by Heyva Sor a Kurd co-chair Cemile Hemê and executive members. During the meeting, health conditions in the region, health services provided by Heyva Sor a Kurd and health institutions affiliated with the Autonomous Administration were debated.
Speaking to ANHA about the content of the meeting, Heyva Sor a Kurd co-chair Cemile Hemê said, “We made evaluations on many issues. We emphasized the services offered by Heyva Sor a Kurd, the humanitarian situation and the silence of the international public regarding the closing of the Til Kocher Border Crossing. Participants stated that Heyva Sor a Kurd alone cannot provide health services in refugee camps in the Autonomous Administration regions, stressing that the organisation should be supported in this regard.”
Hemê pointed out Heyva Sor a Kurd members provide health services for the public despite limited opportunities and crowded population, facing many obstacles during work; “We did not receive any promise from the delegation. However, our talks on providing assistance will continue on the internet.”
Following the meeting with Heyva Sor a Kurd, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs delegation held a meeting with the Municipal and Regional Administrations Committee of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria. The delegation was welcomed by the co-chair of the committee, Joseph Lehdo and his deputy Loey Exte.
Speaking about the meeting, Joseph Lehdo said, “We talked about the environment and waste-disposal at the meeting. We presented our projects to the delegation. We talked about waste collection centers, solution of environmental problems and the waste project in Qamishlo. The delegation promised to help us. They also said that they are ready to strengthen relations with Swedish municipalities and to train municipal employees in Northern and Eastern Syria.”
The protocol members that met with the Swedish delegation stated that the delegation had completed their meetings with Autonomous Administration institutions, military and non-governmental organizations and will head for Southern Kurdistan, Northern Iraq this evening.