ZALIN, Syria — The Syriac Progressive Youth Union held a conference in Al-Rawabi Hall in Zalin (Qamishli) in North and East Syria centered around the words of Syriac Union Party (SUP) official Said Malki who said, “If we wanted to organize a people, we must first organize the male and female youth of this people.
Malki was arrested by the Syrian regime nearly eight years ago. His fate remains unknown.
The conference was attended by officials and members of the various institutions of the Beth Nahrain National Council (Mawtbo Umthoyo D’Bethnahrin, MUB), and representatives of youth movements and civil organizations.
The conference began with a minute of silence for the souls of martyrs, followed by a speech delivered by the former official of the Syriac Progressive Youth Union Subhi Malki.
He congratulated holding this conference and praised the important role played by the youth during the previous years, as they form the pillar of society and hope for its future.
This was followed by the speech of the Youth Office of the SUP delivered by Gabriel Shamoun. He stressed the importance of the youth’s work in building a developed and open society.
He called on Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) youth to continue the struggle for a democratic Syria and to follow the path of Saïd Malki who understood the importance of youth is building a better future.
The Syrian Democratic Youth Council delivered a speech and a presentation on the most prominent works and activities of the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) youth. At the end of the conference, the election of new officers was held.
Security for the conference was provided by the Sutoro (Syriac Security Forces).