Representative of northeast Syrian autonomous administration to visit Finland

Ministry for Foreign Affairs 25.1.2020 16.00
Press release

Dr Abdulkarim Omar, who represents the autonomous administration of northeast Syria, will visit Helsinki on 29–30 January 2020. Omar is Co-Chair of the Foreign Relations Commission in northeast Syria, which has declared itself as an autonomous region.

The topics of discussion during the visit will focus on the humanitarian situation in the region and on ways to safeguard the activities of humanitarian organisations. In addition, the circumstances in the al-Hol camp will be discussed at senior official level.

Omar will also meet with Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto to discuss the current situation in the Syrian reconciliation process and the fight against ISIL.

Inquiries: Pekka Shemeikka, Content and Communications Specialist, Unit for Communications for Current Affairs, +358 50 311 2361.

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