Meltho International School inaugurated in Erbil, Iraq

ANKAWA, Iraq — The Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese of Erbil and Mosul inaugurated the Meltho International School in Ankawa, Iraq. Meltho in Syriac means “word.”

The inauguration was held in the presence of Syriac Orthodox Patriarch   and Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East Mor Awa III Roel, as well as President of Hungary Katalin Éva Novák, Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) Masrour Barzani, several officials and a large crowd of the Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people in Erbil.

During the inauguration, the Patriarch Mor Aphrem II delivered a speech, in which he spoke about the importance of opening the Meltho school, its positive impact on the Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people and their development culturally and academically.

Novák affirmed Hungary’s continued support to the Syriac (Aramean-Chaldean-Assyrian) people and their churches on educational, cultural, developmental and security levels.

In related news, President of Hungary Novák visited the Christian villages and towns in Nineveh Plain, where she visited an agricultural project implemented by a Hungarian organization in Alqosh in the Nineveh Plain.

Hungary cooperates with Christian institutions in the Middle East on all educational and service levels.

Last May, Novák was elected President of Hungary, and the Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in her swearing-in ceremony.