Syriac political parties gather in Iraq to discuss situation of Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people in the Middle East

ANKAWA, Iraq — A joint delegation from the Syriac Union Party (SUP) in Syria and the Bethnahrin Patriotic Union (Huyodo Bethnahrin Athroyo, HBA) in Iraq visited the Bet Nahrain Democratic party (BNDP) headquarters in Hadyab, Ankawa, Iraq.

The visiting delegation included SUP Co-Chair Nazira Goreya, member of the SUP political bureau Afram Ishak and HBA deputy head Joseph Sliwa.

They were received by the BNDP Secretary-General Romeo Hakkari, BNDP Deputy Secretary-General Amer Hakkari, and member of the BNDP political bureau Jirjis Younan.

The two sides discussed several issues related to the situation of Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people amid the current developments in Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon and the challenges facing the Christian presence there.

They also discussed the outcomes of the Christians of the East Congress recently organized by the Christian Front of Lebanon held in Beirut and the importance of enacting its recommendations.