Former French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner visits YPG-led SDF in Raqqa

  • 01 September 2017 | Home

Bernard Kouchner, France’s Minister of Foreign and European Affairs between 2007-2010 and before that twice Minister of Health in the 1990s, visited Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) commanders and fighters in Raqqa recently.


Kouchner, who is also the co-founder of Doctors Without Borders (MSF), visited several high-ranking commanders and fighters’ bases on the outskirts of Raqqa, where the YPG-led SDF are fighting Daesh (ISIS) terrorists.



The long-time politician visited the YPG, YPJ and SDF to convey his support for the campaign against Daesh in Raqqa, which is nearing its third month, with 60% of the city liberated.


It is expected that Kouchner will make a statement about his visit in the coming week.



Bernard Kouchner was elected the UN Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) in 1991 and led efforts to create a new civil administration and political system replacing the Serbian ones, and to rebuild the economy shattered by the Kosovo War.