Syriac delegation meets with Swiss Foreign Ministry officials and Swiss Parliamentarians

BERN — A joint delegation from the Syrian Syriac Union Party (SUP), European Syriac Union (ESU), and Syriac Youth Union in Europe visited the Swiss Parliament in Bern to meet with Swiss Parliamentarians and officials of the Swiss Foreign Ministry who support the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people.

During their meetings, they discussed the situation of the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people in Syria in light of the threats posed by the Islamic State (ISIS) and a new Turkish invasion. The Syriac delegation also delivered a memorandum of the demands of the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people to the Swiss deputies.

The joint delegation included SUP Co-Chair Nazira Goreya, Syriac Youth Union official in Europe Simona Kadoro, and representative of ESU Foreign Relations Lukas Sagur.

In comments to our news desk, Goreya stated that the joint Syriac delegation will continue visiting European forums and officials.

Goreya added that the meeting with members of the Friends of the Syriac–Assyrian People Group in Swiss Parliament, “discussed the issues of the Syriac (Aramean–Chaldean–Assyrian) people and the challenges they are facing at the present time, especially in Syria, in addition to the characteristics of the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) of North and East Syria and how to support the DAA project, which is a successful model in multi-ethnic countries of the Levant.”

She indicated that the meetings in Switzerland were positive, with the focus being on how to support the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people and other Christian peoples in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and the whole of the East.

Goreya also mentioned that the Friends of the Syriac–Assyrian People Group in the Swiss Parliament pledged to make efforts to convey the demands of the Syriac delegation to the Swiss Parliament, support the DAA, and put an end to the Turkish attacks on North and East Syria.

Goreya indicated that the meeting in the Swiss Parliament was preceded by another meeting with officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bern, during which the situation of the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people in Beth Nahrin (Mesopotamia) was discussed.

During the meeting, it was agreed to formulate a joint work program to coordinate with officials in the Swiss Foreign Ministry and continue mutual relations with them for supporting the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people in the future in Syria.