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MOSCOW, February 8 /TASS/. Syrian Kurds form a significant part of Syrian society, Syrian Ambassador to Moscow Riad Haddad told TASS on Monday.
The Kurdish administration in northeastern Syria opened its first foreign office in the Russian capital, Moscow, on February 8.
The Syrian ambassador said the information that Syrian Kurdistan had opened an office in Moscow was not a secret to anybody. "We learnt about that from the media and some other sources. I do not know anything about its tasks or the number of employees," the Syrian diplomat said.
The most important thing, according to the ambassador, is that Russian laws do not provide for the opening of such offices.
If it were allowed, we would have seen thousands of such offices in Moscow, Riad Haddad said.
We are looking at this issue through the prism of invariable principles of Syria’s foreign policy which are based on Syria’s constitution; confirm the country’s territorial integrity; preserve the flag and sovereignty of its people, territory and leadership, the Syrian people went on to say.
Haddad told TASS that the Syrian people is a single entity impossible to divide along ethnic or national lines or religious affiliation. Therefore, we confirm that just like other Syrians, the Syrian Kurds form a very significant part of Syrian society, and they are very dear to us because they left a bright trace in Syrian history since olden days until now.
According to the ambassador, his country has been and continues to be an example of peaceful coexistence where everybody is equal in rights and obligations.
"The life of a minority in Syria is an example reflecting the opportunities of all Syrians and their desire to defend their Syrian identity," Haddad said.