(Kurdish National Council in Syria and People’s Council of West Kurdistan) Salahuddin, 7/11/2012
On 6/11/2012, agreements were reached between the People’s Council of West Kurdistan and the Kurdish National Council in Syria in the Hewlêr document. As a supplement to these agreements, and under the chairmanship of Masʿud Barzani, the president of the Kurdistan region, the necessary mechanisms are to be stipulated in order to flesh out the accord and develop a unified political approach based on the immutable values of the Kurdish people as a nation and ethnicity in Syria. All components of the Syrian people should be involved in working towards the fall of the oppressive and despotic regime, which has driven the country into the mire of civil war. A democratic Syria should be built upon the foundation of a new constitution upon which the principle of ethnic plurality shall be anchored. This constitution should recognize the Kurdish people and their ethnic-national rights in accordance with international agreements and conventions. The Kurdish question is to be solved within the framework of political decentralization; all racial laws and special decrees are to be abolished, their consequences are to be eliminated, and those who have suffered are to be compensated. On 7/9 and 7/10/2012 respectively both councils resumed their talks under the chairmanship of Dr. Fuʾad Husayn, leader of the presidential office of the Kurdistan region.
Both sides agreed upon the following:
1. The adoption of the Hewlêr document and, building upon that, the fleshing out of the provisions contained within, as well as the creation of the mechanisms necessary for its implementation.
2. The formation of a joint supreme committee (the High Kurdish Committee), which is charged with the task of drafting a general policy and leading the Kurdish movement in this fateful phase. The adoption of the principle of equality in the structuring of all committees and the principle of consensus in the decision-making process.
3. The formation of three expert committees to pursue concrete work locally.
4. The affirmation of the suspension of all forms of media campaigns.
5. A ban on violence and the rejection of all practices leading to increased tensions in the Kurdish regions.
6. The adoption of the bylaws appended to the Hewlêr document, which include the operational mechanisms.
7. The formation of committees within two weeks of the signing of the accord.
This accord is an integral, complete text; a violation against any of its provisions, which were approved by both sides, is prohibited.
The Kurdish National Council in Syria The People’s Council of West Kurdistan
[signature Ismaʿil Hami] [signature Salim Mustafa Muhammad]
[signature ʿAbdussalam Ahmad]