High-level U.S. delegation visits eastern Syria

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On Tuesday, May 18, a meeting brought together the US special envoy to Syria Mr. David Brownstein and Dr. Ghassan al-Yousef, the Joint president of Deir Ezzor Civil Council, along with military commanders of the Syrian democratic forces (SDF) and tribal dignitaries of Deir Ezzor at al-Omar oil field in eastern Syria.

During the meeting, Mr. Brownstein referred to the need of discussing ways to maintain stability in Deir Ezzor and support the security and economy of the region. His speech gave assurances of a long-term stay of the coalition and U.S. forces in northeastern Syria to combat Daesh return and other surrounding dangers.

The meeting discussed the U.S. support, the continued threats to the region and the relationship between the Arab and Kurdish components, in addition to many important issues related to the fate of the region, supporting it, establishing security and stability, activating the role of competencies and supporting main services.

During the meeting, the acting assistant secretary of state stressed the U.S. commitment to cooperate and coordinate with the international coalition to defeat Daesh, maintain stability in northeastern Syria, deliver aid to liberated areas, and ensure the permanent defeat of Daesh. The meeting lasted for about four hours.

In conjunction with the meeting held in Al-Omar field in Deir Ezzor, another meeting brought together a high-level delegation from the U.S. administration, including Assistant Secretary of State Mr. Joey Hood, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Acting Special Representative for Syria Mrs. Aimee Cutrona, and Director of the National Security Council for Iraq and Syria at the White House Mrs. Zahra Bell, along with the SDF Commander Mazloum Abdi and a number of the SDF military commanders.

This is the first time for a high-level U.S. official delegation to visit the region after President Joe Biden took office.

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