His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. Antoine Laham, Assistant to the Special UN Envoy to Syria Mr. Staffan De Mistura, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Lebanon.
His Holiness and Mr. Laham discussed the current situation in Syria and the developments in the talks that Mr. De Mistura is working on. They also assessed the current situation of refugees.
His Holiness emphasized the importance of the Christian presence in their homeland throughout the Middle East.
The meeting was attended by Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.