On July 28, the Syrian Democratic Council (SDF) announced in an official statement that its delegation and the Damascus government had agreed, during the recent talks, to establish several committees that will be tasked with developing the negotiations between the two sides in order to find a mutual understanding.
“This meeting resulted to decisions of forming committees at various levels to develop dialogue and negotiations to end the violence and war that ravaged the people and the Syrian society on one hand, and to draw up a road map leading to democratic decentralized Syria,” the SDC said in its statement, according to the Kurdish Hawar News Agency (ANHA).
Meanwhile, Salih Muslim, head of the foreign office of the Movement for a Democratic Society (TEV-DEM) said during a press conference that no final agreement was reached during the talks, which were held on July 27.
“What happened between the Syrian government and the SDC is talks, and there is a big difference between talks and negotiations. The meeting was a “test” for both sides. There are no agreements on the ground so far,” the NAHA quoted Muslim as saying during the press conference.
From its side, the Damascus government has not released any official statement on the matter yet. Syrian officials and state media didn’t even acknowledge the meeting.
The upcoming months will likely witness new rounds of talks between the SDC and the Damascus government. These new rounds will likely take place in the Syrian capital too.