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MOSCOW, March 17 /TASS/. "A decision to establish the federation of northern Syria was adopted unanimously today. From now on, this region is a federative district in northern Syria," Farhat Patiyev, the head of the Council of the Federal National Cultural Autonomy of the Kurds, said.
"[The conference] adopted a declaration containing the parameters of the future region’s government," Patiyev said. He added that the document’s text would be published later.
More than 30 political parties had gathered for the congress in Rumeilan, a city in Syria’s Al-Hasakah province, proclaimed the creation of a regional federative administration in northern Syria on Thursday, the Kurdish news agency Firat said.
The forum in Rumeilan had assembled 200 delegates representing more than 30 political parties under the motto "Democratic Federative Syria - guarantee of co-residence and brotherhood of peoples." They represent the Kurds, the Arabs, the Assyrians, the Turkmens, the Circassians and the Armenians residing in northern and northeastern parts of Syria, the Kurdish news agency Firat said on Thursday.
Moscow believes that Kurds should join the inter-Syrian peace talks without fail.
"It is vitally important for the Syrian opposition to be fully represented at the talks, including the Kurdish forces, which are in the first ranks of struggle against terrorism," Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a briefing on Thursday.
"We continue stressing the need to implement the principles of the inter-Syrian dialogue enshrined in the Geneva communique, the documents adopted by the International Syria Support Group and U.N. Security Council resolution 2254 without singling out a separate isolated group from a broad range of the Syrian opposition that would position itself as the only equal partner for negotiations with the official Damascus government," Zakharova said.