Today, the Catalan parliament voted on a draft resolution officially recognizing the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria on the basis of the democratic confederation as a political issue, and urged "the Catalan institutions to establish institutional relations with the Autonomous Administration."
The draft resolution voted by the Catalan parliament clarified: "Between Catalonia and the AANES, there is a close and strong link of international solidarity between Catalan social movements and civil society institutions. And that this network of popular solidarity between Catalonia and Kurdistan is an opportunity to explore and advance towards other forms of reconstruction away from brutal capitalism" as stated in the text.
The co-chair of the Department of Foreign Relations in the AANEA, Abdul Karim Omar, addressed on behalf of the Administration and the components of the region, including the Kurds, Arabs, Syriacs and Assyrians, with thanks to the Catalan people and the Catalan Parliament, which recognized the Autonomous Administration.
Omar explained that the AANES made great sacrifices in order to protect human and moral values, and to eliminate terrorism that was besetting the region and the world at large.
Omar stressed: "Catalonia's position gives us a great impetus to continue the values we believe in and adopt, and we believe that these values are enough to build a democratic and decentralized Syria."
The European Parliament's decision is the first official recognition of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria.