Final declaration of the Federal System Constituent Assembly conference
The final declaration of the Northern Syria Democratic Federal System Constituent Assembly issued a call to all circles in Syria to take active part in the building of a Democratic and Federal Syria.
The Northern Syria Constituent Assembly conference began in the town of Rimêlan on December 27 and lasted three days. Yesterday, the 165-member council approved the Social Contract draft.
The final declaration of the conference was made public in a press conference.
Constituent Assembly member Elizabeth Koreyî who read the final declaration stated that the second meeting on the works of the Northern Syria Democratic Federal System Constituent Assembly, which was declared on March 17, 2016, was held with the participation of 165 members from the three cantons and Shehba region on December 27-28-29 in the scope of the developments in Syria and the region.
Accordingly, the conference witnessed an evaluation of the current process and the latest situation in Syria, military and political developments-mainly in Northern Syria- Turkey's occupation of Jarablus and efforts for the occupation of al Bab, threats against Manbij and Efrîn, changes these have caused in the demography of the region and attacks on civilians. It was agreed that Turkey's invasion of Syrian soil must be opposed and stood against.
Participants of the conference also discussed the military developments in Aleppo and Palmyra, changes in the balance of power and consequent effects of these changes for the coming process.
According to the final declaration, participants called attention to the importance of a ceasefire in Syria, and emphasized that all key elements should sit around a joint table for the resolution of the Syrian crisis in order that the previous failed talks and meetings aiming a solution do not repeat.
Constituent Assembly member Elizabeth Koreyî stated that the gains achieved by the Syrian Democratic Forces during the operation to liberate Raqqa were also assessed. Koreyî continued as follows:
"After that, the Executive Council’s report was read. All activities by the committees up to date were assessed in the report. The Social Contract articles among the main points on the agenda were separately assessed and necessary changes were made in some articles.
The Constituent Assembly shared the political document set forth for the resolution of the crisis in Syria. The Assembly stated that the Northern Syrian Federation was a part of the Democratic and Federal Syria. The Federal System was assessed to be a democratic solution for the future of Syria and a system to guarantee an exit from the current crisis and to prevent social collapse. In addition, the administration experience we have achieved since the July 19 revolution that occurred with the participation of all peoples has posed an example for all of Syria.
Our call for the democratic and national forces that believe in a political solution is to come together and build a Democratic and Federal Syria that includes all peoples. With that, we call on all political and social groups in Northern Syria to take active part in the democratic system.
We gift this victory achieved through the blood of our martyrs to all the peoples of Syria for the new year."