BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – Earlier this week, a high ranking Syrian Kurdish leader stated that he hopes Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is serious about negotiating with the Kurdish-led forces in order to reach an agreement between the two parties.
Speaking to the Reuters News Agency, Aldar Xelil of the Co-President of the Executive Body of the Movement for a Democratic Society stated that any agreement with Damascus would be a “historic turning point” for the two sides.
Xelil continued that his political party is ready for negotiations without any preconditions.
“We don’t know the extent of their seriousness or preparation for this, but we hope these statements reflect serious intentions,” Xelil told Reuters in a telephone.
Recently, Damascus sent a delegation to the northeastern city of Al-Qamishli; this group reportedly met with several officials from the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC).
During the meeting, the SDC expressed interest in sending a delegation to Damascus for the first time in years.
While the Syrian government and Kurdish political parties attempt to reconcile, they have managed to joint govern some areas in the northern part of the country, along with sharing the imperative Hasakah-Aleppo Highway.