8th Ordinary Congress of PYD kicks off in Rimelan

The PYD, which has resisted a heavy wave of massacre, arrest and repression of the Baath regime since it was founded in 2003, is holding its 8th Ordinary Congress.

The 8th Ordinary Congress of the Democratic Union Party (Partiya Yekîtiya Demokratîk - PYD) has kicked off in Rimelan town of Qamishlo, Cizire Region Monday morning with the Kurdish anthem "Ey Reqîb".

PYD, the leading party of the Rojava Revolution, is holding the congress under the motto “We will defeat invasion through democratic unity, develop autonomous administration and build democratic Syria”.

A number of delegates, members and citizens from North-East Syria are attending the congress, as well as representatives of Syrian Future Party, various political parties and social movements active in North-East Syria, Syrian Democratic Council (MSD), Democratic Society Movement (TEV-DEM) and representatives of the Kurdish, Arab, Syriac, Assyrian, Armenian, Turkmen and Chechen peoples living in the region.

The previous congress of the PYD had been held in Rimelan town on 27-28 September 2017 under the motto “From free Rojava towards federal and democratic Syria”.

The congress continues with the speeches of PYD co-chairs Şahoz Hesen and Eyşe Hiso.

The two-day congress will witness an evaluation of the party’s works, co-presidency reports, presentation of Women’s General Council and Party General Council, assessment of political program and regulation discussions.

The new administration of the party will be elected at the congress.