The U.S.-led Coalition forces will remain in northeast Syria to continue fighting terrorism, supporting stability, and boosting economic relations, the new U.S. Deputy Special Envoy for Syria Matthew Pearl, said on Tuesday.
In a meeting with officials of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES), Pearl said they are working on reopening the Semalka (Faysh Khabur) border crossing.
He noted the negative repercussions of closing the crossing on the economy and the humanitarian situation in northeast Syria.
Pearl reiterated the continuation of their efforts to pressure the international community to assume its responsibilities regarding the issue of ISIS detainees and their families in the al-Hol and Roj camps.
Pearl, visited the city of Qamishli, where he met with officials of the AANES in the building of the Department of Foreign Relations.
Several political and economic issues of common interest were touched on with Pearl, according to the official website of the Department of Foreign Relations.
The co-chair of the Department of Foreign Relations Abdulkarim Omar, talked, in the meeting with Pearl, about the impact of the frequent Turkish assaults on Tel Tamr and the Zarkan (Abu Rasin) district. He also mentioned the bombing of civilians with drones, and attempts at destabilizing the region, which only serves and supports terrorism.
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