European Syriac Union strengthens ties with European figures during Brussels summit

BRUSSELS — In a strategic initiative aimed at fostering political collaborations, the European Syriac Union (ESU) hosted European political and media figures in Brussels to discuss matters crucial to the interests of the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) community.

ESU Co-Chair Fehmi Vergilli engaged in a productive one-hour meeting with distinguished Belgian journalist Jean-Pierre Martin and Bahnam Shani on Tuesday.

Central to the discussions were the upcoming general elections scheduled for the next year, exploring their potential impact on the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) diaspora amidst the broader European context.

The meeting also provided an opportunity to reflect on shared experiences, with the publication of poignant photos capturing the joint expedition undertaken by ESU and journalist Jean-Pierre Martin to Syria and Iraq in 2015. The trip involved meetings with displaced Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) individuals, offering a firsthand assessment of their conditions and pressing needs. This collaborative endeavor underscores ESU’s commitment to actively address the challenges faced by the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) community in the diaspora.