Laura Borras: Relations with the Autonomous Administration will Enter the Official Stage

Laura Borras, Speaker of the Parliament of Catalonia, who officially recognizes the Autonomous Administration, said: “We want to keep our promises to them and support their projects regarding democracy and oppressed peoples. Our message is a message of hope, recognition and solidarity.”

The Catalonian Parliament officially recognized the Autonomous Administration of Northern and Eastern Syria on 20 October with a majority of votes. The Parliament of Catalonia was the first parliament to officially recognize the Autonomous Administration. The recognition of the status of the Autonomous Administration of Northern and Eastern Syria by the Parliament of Catalonia was welcomed in the region as well. Politicians, who have been working for a long time for the Autonomous Administration to be recognized in the international arena, say that the recognition of the status will make a great contribution to the solution of the Syrian problem. Speaking to Hawar News Agency (AHNA), the Speaker of the Catalonian Parliament, Laura Borras, said that the people of Catalonia support the Kurdish people.

Stating that the recognition of the Autonomous Administration is an important step that the Catalonian Parliament has mostly approved and succeeded, Borras said that the Catalan organizations also supported the people who were displaced during the war in Syria. “The recognition of the Autonomous Administration by the vote held at the last general assembly meeting on 20 October was achieved thanks to the years of work of its members and the proposal of the organized civil society in Catalonia to support the Kurdish cause,” Borras said.

KURDISH IS A BROTHER PEOPLE

Stating that the Catalonian organizations and some parliamentarians responsible for the implementation of this initiative, directly recognize the Kurdish administration, Borras said that it is very important for the Autonomous Administration to be based on female leaders, social ecology and local administrations. Borras said, “We have always felt that we are close to the peoples in Catalonia who want to build their future on the principles of democracy. That’s why the Kurds are a fraternal people, ”she said.

‘RELATIONS WILL GET TO THE OFFICIAL STAGE’

Stating that there was a close relationship between the organized structures in Catalonia and the general administration and Rojava before, Borras said, “With the recognition of the Autonomous Administration in the Catalonian Parliament, these relations will now be in a better state. This relationship will go to the institutional and official stage after the recognition decision.

STRENGTHEN RELATIONSHIPS

Stating that the decision of the Catalonian Parliament is a result of the existence of strong relations between the two peoples, Borras said that this decision was taken as a result of the strong bond that exists between the Kurdish and Catalan people. Borras continued: “I hope the decision to be recognized will be a turning point and greatly strengthen relations. We hope that other countries will also recognize the Autonomous Administration. Recognition of the peoples is a political task that underlies the principles of democracy and the right to self-determination.”

ROJAVA PLAYED THE LEADING ROLE

Stating that the Catalonian Parliament thinks that it should support not only the rights of Catalonia but all peoples, Borras said, “I am proud to have taken this step as the President of the Parliament. Therefore, we not only apply the concept of right in the world, but also activate it by accepting the political existence of a new administration. This proves the struggle of the people of Kurdistan for their freedom. Let Rojava people realize that they are not alone, as our Parliament recognizes the Autonomous Administration. They played a pioneering role all over Rojava in the fight against ISIS. They kept their word. We want to keep our promises to them and support their projects about democracy and oppressed peoples. Our message is a message of hope, recognition and solidarity. We want to realize joint projects between the Kurdistan Administration and the Government of Catalonia.”

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The Catalonian Parliament officially recognized the Autonomous Administration of Northern and Eastern Syria on 20 October with a majority of votes. The Parliament of Catalonia was the first parliament to officially recognize the Autonomous Administration.

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