Syrian government forces brandish their weapons while standing on an armored personnel carrier after entering al-Shifoniya as they advance in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area of Damascus on March 4, 2018 - AFP
CAIRO - 16 November 2019: Commander-in-Chief of the Kurdish Democratic Forces of Syria Mazloum Abdi thanked the Egyptian government’s support to the Syrian people against the Turkish aggression that aimed at demographic change in southern Syria, in a Friday tweet on his official Twitter account.
Abdi added in his tweet that the Egyptian government is adopting a positive attitude towards the Syrian Democrats Force, which reflect the Syrian people's identity.
On Friday Nov.15, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry stressed in a ministerial meeting in Washington for the global coalition to combat the Islamic State (IS), the importance of facing the threat posed by IS wherever it exists, within the framework of respect and full compliance with international law.
Concerning the Syrian issue, Shoukry warned against the serious repercussions from the violation of Syrian sovereignty, in violation of the rules of international law and the Charter of the United Nations.
Shoukry underlined the need for the coalition to adhere to the unity, safety and sovereignty of Syria and its people. He also referred to the destructive impact of the Turkish aggression, including the exit of foreign terrorist fighters from areas that have come under Turkish control in Syria and their access to other countries.
The Egyptian foreign minister affirmed Egypt's full commitment to the objectives of the coalition, and to continue supporting both Iraq and Syria in their efforts to achieve stability, re-build their institutions and restore public facilities in areas liberated from IS.