At the end of its eighth conference, held in the town of Rimêlan on February 24th, which lasted two consecutive days, the PYD issued a statement, delivered by the party's co-chair elect Anwar Muslim, which read: Under the slogan "with Democratic Union, we Defeat the Occupation, we Develop Autonomous Administration, and we Establish a Democratic Syria."
The 8th Congress of our party was held on 24-25 February 2020 with the participation of (650) members, and in the presence of guests represented on Autonomous Administration, political parties, representatives of all components, the Democratic Society Movement (TEV-DEM), the Syria Democratic Council SDC, the Syrian Democratic Forces SDF, the Women's Council in North and East of Syria, Kongra Star, after holding minute of silence in honor of the souls of the martyrs.
The conference was opened with speeches by the joint presidency of the party Ms. Aisha Hasso and Mr. Shahuz Hassan; After reading the congratulatory messages, the joint presidency report and the reports of the Party General Council and the Women's Council were initiated, after which the current situation and the leading role the PYD will play in the next phase will be assessed
The conference members were praised for the importance of holding the eighth conference in this sensitive and historic period that we are going through, and that it will be linked to the memory of the martyrs and their values for which they have sacrificed precious for the beginning of a new beginning to consolidate the march of freedom, protect the gains of our people, and guarantee their rights. that the PYD has been very active in achieving it.
The conference members stressed that the years of crisis in Syria reaffirmed that the main issue in Syria is the absence of a democratic system, and that the nation state cannot be a solution to the issues of our peoples, so the Syrians need a democratic system that guarantees the rights of the Kurdish people constitutionally, and guarantees the rights of all It is not possible to achieve a radical solution to the issues in Syria without the participation of representatives of the north and east of Syria in the negotiating process and the constitutional committee, and that the continuation of the policy of marginalization and exclusion is only a deepening of sterility and the current crisis, and that the only way and option for a solution is We, as the PYD, are ready to engage in dialogue and negotiation with the Syrian government, and we will support any such efforts.
It was stressed that there was a need to organize a national democratic opposition independent of regional and international agendas, and that our party would take a leading role in achieving this.
One of the main themes of the conference is that our party, as the founder of Autonomous Administration in North and East of Syria, will work to consolidate the concept of ecological democracy, and will work with all its efforts to consolidate and develop the work of Autonomous Administration, which is a model that rejects secession, and achieves all components their rights. It can be adopted to resolve issues in Syria.
The conference stressed that ISIS is still a threat, and that the continuation of the fight against it is inevitable, and that the PYD will support efforts to prosecute ISIS elements in the north and east of Syria, because they committed their crimes here, and they should be tried here, and that the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries are Crimes against humanity, demographic change as a continuation of ISIS, and they pose a major threat to stability in our regions, and it is praised that the SDF, the People and Women Protection Units YPG, YPJ, are the guarantors of our presence and rights as components in northern and eastern Syria, so strengthening and supporting these forces financially and morally, it will be one of the key tasks ahead for our party, and the liberation of the areas occupied by the Turkish state will be the primary goal that we will work to achieve.
The conference also noted that the Kurdish issue is a central issue in the Middle East, and stability in the region cannot be achieved without resolving it, so holding a Kurdish national conference is a necessity of the stage, and as a party we will make every effort to achieve this historic and strategic step.
It was also stressed that the unity of the Kurdish rank in Rojava Kurdistan, and that it is ready for a national dialogue in which all Kurdish parties, including the Kurdish National Council unconditionally, will play pioneer role in achieving this goal, since the relationship with each of the components in the region of Arabs, Syriac, Assyrian, Turkmen and Armenians Gerks and Jagan have a strategic dimension, and as a party we will work to develop the relationship with them in accordance with the democratic nation's approach.
The members of the conference stressed the importance of continuing to pursue a third-line policy and developing relations and agreements to serve the guarantee and rights of our people and the components of the region, and to preserve the unity of Syrian territory. The conference was praised for the major role of women in the Democratic Union Party PYD for Gender Equality party and the emancipation of both men and women from gender concepts.
In order to achieve a democratic family, our party supports the women's revolution and the consolidation of the social revolution, which is one of the most important achievements we have to achieve in the coming period.
With regard to the role of youth, the PYD was young in its ideas, young in its work, and in order to achieve a national youth conscious and liberal, one of its main tasks in the next stage will be to activate the role of young people in building society and building the future.
Finally, the party's role in creating an orderly, conscious and liberal society has been carefully reflected, and on this basis will be the development of an organizational campaign so that no one remains unorganized and directed, and because an organized society with historical and political awareness can preserve its identity, land and values.
"In the end, Ms. Aisha Hasso and Mr. Anwar Musallam were elected as the party's joint presidency, and 90 members of the general council of the party and the discipline body were elected."
The statement concluded with the slogans "Syria lived in a decentralized democracy, the resistance of our people lived in Afrin, Tel Abyad, and Serêkaniyê, the PYD long live, the immortality of our righteous martyrs.