Syrian Kurdish delegation visits Japan for first time


From the ceremonies of the declaration of federalism in Rojava, Rumelan, northeastern Syria. File photo: ARA New

ARA News

For the first time a delegation from the local Kurdish-led Rojava Self-Administration in northern Syria on Thursday arrived in the Japanese capital of Tokyo for a visit of six days to discuss the war against ISIS and the political situation in Syria.

The delegation was invited by the Japanese-Kurdish Friendship Society, and is led by Hediya Yousif, a Kurdish official of the federal administration in northern Syria, Avin Sweid, the head of the Kurdish National Alliance in Syria, Mustafa Masheikh and Rafiq Jafar.

The delegation will meet with members of the Japanese parliament and the Japanese foreign ministry to discuss the fight against terrorism and the need of aid for IDPs in northern Syria, local sources reported.

Japan provides broad political and financial support to the anti-ISIS coalition that is engaged in a war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

Currently, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are engaged in a battle to take the de facto capital of ISIS, Raqqa.

Reporting by: Wladimir van Wilgenburg | Source: ARA News

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