On Thursday, a Belgian delegation composed of David Dessers, Deputy Mayor of Leuven, Pierre Eyben, a member of the Municipal Council of Liège, Chris Den Hond, a journalist and filmmaker, and a women’s rights and environmental activist, visited the headquarters of the Center for Civil Diplomacy in Qamishlo.
The discussion primarily focused on the delegation’s visit to North and East Syria, the adversities faced by individuals in areas affected by the recent earthquake, and the necessity of aid delivery through reliable institutions to ensure that it reaches the affected population.
Furthermore, the delegation was introduced to the Center for Civil Diplomacy’s overarching mission to foster democratic relations and agreements between civil society institutions in North and East Syria and their international counterparts. In light of this, the delegation expressed their eagerness to develop lasting relationships and presented potential development projects to be undertaken jointly in the future.
As part of their itinerary, the delegation has planned a series of meetings in the region and will visit municipalities in North and East Syria, along with the University of Rojava.