Universal Syriac Union Party strengthens ties through strategic visits to Lebanese political and religious entities

ZAHLE, Lebanon — In a proactive effort to foster stronger ties and deepen cooperation, members of the Universal Syriac Union Party (USUP) in Lebanon engaged in a series of diplomatic visits to prominent political parties, religious institutions, and clergy across the region.

A delegation from the USUP Zahle Branch, led by Coordinator Joseph Hamzo, initiated one such visit to the Lebanese Forces party’s Zahle Branch. The delegation was warmly received by Party Coordinator Alain Mounir and members of the Zahle Branch Bureau. Discussions centered on the prevailing socio-political landscape, with a particular focus on the challenges posed by displaced populations and their demographic implications. Historical ties between the two parties were revisited, and avenues for collaborative efforts across various levels were explored.

In a parallel initiative, representatives from the Bar Association of the Syriac Orthodox and Catholic Spiritual Courts in Lebanon, including lawyer Michel Mallo and USUP Internal Affairs Secretary Joseph Hajjar, visited the Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese of Mount Lebanon. Their meeting with Archbishop Michael Shamoun, priests, and the Archdiocese’s lawyer Eliane Zgheib delved into potential collaborative ventures between the Bar and the Spiritual Court in Mount Lebanon. The aim is to create mutual benefits for legal practitioners and litigants alike.

These strategic visits underscore the USUP’s commitment to building bridges between political entities and religious institutions, with the overarching goal of fostering unity and cooperation for the betterment of the community and the broader Lebanese society.