NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — A delegation of representatives from Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) institutions in North and East Syria met with the envoy of the French government to North and East Syria. The Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) delegation included spokesperson for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Aram Hanna, Co-Chair of Gozarto (Jazira) Region Afram Ishaq, and Co-Chair of the Local Administrations Authority of North and East Syria Ilham Matli. Syriac Orthodox Archbishop of Gozarto (Jazira) and Euphrates Mor Maurice Amsih also took part in the meeting.
They discussed the most important challenges facing the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people in the region and the need to improve the delivery of services and living conditions.
During the meeting, the participants exchanged opinions on the challenges facing the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people in Syria in general and North and East Syria in particular. They also discussed the hardships faced by Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) villages and regions which have been subjected to terrorist attacks by the Islamic State (ISIS) and other terrorist organizations throughout the country.
Archbishop Amsih stressed the need to move forward in the fight against terrorism and the ideology of extremism. He also highlighted the importance of improving the living and service reality in the region in a way that serves the creation of appropriate conditions for a decent and dignified life.