Institutions of Bethnahrin National Council in Qabre Hewore, North and East Syria, commemorate 23rd anniversary

QABRE HEWORE, Syria — In a special event held in Qabre Hewore, North and East Syria, the institutions of the Bethnahrain National Council (Mawtbo Umthoyo D’Bethnahrin, MUB) marked the 23rd anniversary of its establishment. The event featured speeches and a documentary film showcasing the council’s significant accomplishments over the past 23 years.

Distinguished guests, officials, and members from various MUB institutions, alongside a number of community members, attended the event, which was safeguarded by the Sutoro (Syriac Security Forces) and Women’s Sutoro.

The commemoration began with a moment of silence to honor the souls of martyrs.

Echoue Gouriye, a member of the MUB Presidential Committee, delivered a speech that recounted the Council’s history of struggle, highlighting its major milestones. Gouriye also explained the MUB’s formation and underscored the challenges encountered during their national struggle.

In his address, Gouriye emphasized the significance of establishing the MUB and its unwavering commitment to securing the rights and demands of the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people. Additionally, he shed light on the prominent institutions that have emerged from the Council in various domains.

Subsequently, a documentary film produced by Suroyo TV showcasing the council’s notable achievements throughout the years, the institutions operating under its umbrella, and their significant contributions, was screened.

Speaking to Suroyo TV, Co-Chair of the Syriac Union Party’s (SUP) branch in Qabre Hewore George Youssef described the MUB as the overarching body encompassing institutions and parties representing the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people around the world. Youssef emphasized that since the 1980s, the Council has persistently advocated for the rights and freedom of the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) community’s rights. They faced immense pressures and attempts at erasure by regional governments and states, he said.

Youssef further acknowledged the Council’s recognition of the need for action and struggle in defending the existence and rights of the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people. Over the course of 23 years, the MUB has achieved numerous accomplishments and effectively safeguarded the presence of our people in their ancestral homeland, he stated.

Youssef urged the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people to unite and stand together to ensure the realization of their rights and freedom in their ancestral land of Beth Nahrin (Mesopotamia).