An online meeting was held between the Syrian Democratic Council and the Swedish Foreign Minister that underscored the commitment Sweden has made to support the people of North and East Syria. 

The meeting was held between Ilham Ahmed, head of the Executive Committee of the Syrian Democratic Council, and Swedish Foreign Minister Anne Linde.

“We discussed the need to reach a political solution after a decade of war in Syria,” tweeted Ahmed, “and the need to include representatives of the Syrian Democratic Council in the UN talks. We appreciate the Swedish position in support of ending the suffering of the Syrian people.”

Linde tweeted that the meeting had been a “good discussion,” adding that “We talked about the #Syria10 crisis and Sweden’s ongoing role ahead of #SyriaConf2021. Reaffirmed our collaboration in the fight against Daesh.”

Linde also advocated for the repatriation of children in SDF detention camps who are the children of ISIS fighters and their families. She has supported de-radicalization efforts for those who are coming out from under ISIS. Additionally, Linde has made calls for Turkey to withdraw from Syria.