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On June 3, a joint and expanded meeting was held via the Zoom service between a delegation from the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria and representatives of several European countries and the US Department of the state, in order to discuss many important issues in north and east  Syria and the security and economic situation in the region.

The meeting was attended by Badran Jia Kurd, the deputy of co-chair of the Executive Council, Abdul Karim Omar, the co-chair of the Department of Foreign Relations, Abdul Salam Mustafa, the representative of the Autonomous Administration in Europe, Shiar Ali, the representative of the administration in the Scandinavian countries, and representatives of the foreign ministries in the United States of America, Sweden, Germany, France. , the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Finland, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Italy, Canada, Norway, as well as the Council of the European Union, the European Service for Foreign Affairs (EEAS), the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations DG ECHO, the Directorate-General of the European Commission for Migration and Home Affairs DG HOME.

During the meeting, views were exchanged about ISIS fighters and their families (children and women) in the camps, especially the Al-Hol camp. The Representatives of the Autonomous Administration stressed the need for the international community to assume its responsibilities, cooperate and coordinate with the administration to solve this complicated file that the administration cannot address alone. the administration clearly demanded these countries to repatriate their nationals especially children and women who did not commit crimes in north and east Syria, and the need to provide economic and security support to the Autonomous Administration to work on the al-Hol camp and build new annexes to divide the camp to control it and reduce smuggling operations and to build rehabilitation centers. The administration repeated its request to form a tribunal to prosecute ISIS fighters and women who committed crimes in NES. A request was also made to compensate the victims of terrorism and those affected by terrorism (families of martyrs, orphans, war wounded, and people with permanent disabilities). In this context, a clear vision and projects were presented for how to support these groups.

Abdul Karim Omar said, “The meeting was useful and the views were close, and there was a clear response from these countries to the requests of the Autonomous Administration, and it was stressed the need for these countries to cooperate, assume responsibilities and provide support to reduce the burden on the Autonomous Administration and the need to jointly solve this file.”