Bethnahrin National Council issues a statement after ending its annual conference 

BETH NAHRIN — The Bethnahrin National Council (Mawtbo Umthoyo D’Bethnahrin, MUB) issued a public statement at the conclusion of its annual conference summarizing the conference and highlighting the main points of discussion and decision.

According to the statement, the conference began with a speech by the MUB President Michael Naim Hadodo who spoke about the most important developments in the regions inhabited by the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people and the role of the MUB national struggle in the future of Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people.

“During the conference, in which more than 135 members participated, the annual reports of the institutions and arenas and their upcoming work programs were presented and discussed,” read the statement.

The statement added that the international community must take seriously the circumstances that stand in the way of implementing democracy in the regions of the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people, as well as the policies of denial and marginalization and support their struggle.

The MUB statement revealed the conference outputs, including the preparation for conferences at the international level to advocate the political demands of Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people, establishing political relations with the international community to expose the non-implementation of the decisions and the Lausanne Agreement concerning non-Muslim peoples and to support the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES).

In addition, the MUB will organize activities and events with other peoples in the Middle East to secure the rights of all, as well as political, social, and cultural rights of the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people.

“Supporting the activities and the national struggle in the Lebanese arena to implement federalism and follow up on the outputs and of the Middle East Christians Conference, in addition to following up the dossier of establishing an autonomy for Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian people in Nineveh Plains in Iraq,” the MUB added.

The statement concluded:

“The MUB strategy is to defend the rights and freedom of Syriac people. During this conference, we remember the national struggle martyrs who are the main motive for struggle and obtaining the legitimate rights.”