Syriac–Assyrian political parties collaborate with Church leaders to address community concerns in Hasakah, North and East Syria

HASAKAH, Syria — The Coordination Committee of Syriac–Chaldean–Assyrian Parties in Syria recently paid a visit to the Diocese of the Assyrian Church of the East in Hasakah, engaging in a productive meeting with Bishop Mar Avram Ethniel. The purpose of the visit was to extend heartfelt Christmas and New Year greetings and discuss crucial issues affecting the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) communities in Syria.

Comprising representatives from the Syriac Union Party (SUP), Assyrian Democratic Organization (ADO), and Assyrian Democratic Party (ADP), the Coordination Committee expressed warm congratulations to Bishop Mar Avram Ethniel during the festive season. In comments to SyriacPress, Sanharib Barsoum, Co-Chair of the SUP, elaborated on the discussions held during the meeting.

Barsoum stated that the discussions encompassed various concerns affecting the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian– Chaldean) people, particularly in the broader Gozarto (Jazira) Region and specifically in the Khabur River Valley. The issues ranged from local challenges to more significant problems experienced by the community.

Barsoum emphasized that a mutual agreement was reached to initiate a series of meetings and collaborative sessions. The aim is to formulate a comprehensive action plan that unifies the efforts of political parties and the Assyrian Church of the East, alongside other Churches in Syria. This strategic collaboration seeks to address the demands and rights of the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people while also safeguarding their property and preventing demographic changes in the vital Khabur.

The visit reflects a commitment to fostering unity and joint efforts between political entities and religious leaders, emphasizing the collective determination to address the challenges faced by the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean).