His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received the delegate of His Excellency Ayatullah Sheikh Bashir Al-Najafi, His Excellency Sheikh Ali Kamal Bahson, heading a delegation of Muslim Scholars.
His Holiness welcomed his honorable guests and spoke about the good relations that connect our peoples together.
In turn, His Excellency conveyed the greetings of Ayatullah Sheikh Bashir Al-Najafi and hoped for better cooperation with Christians in general and the Syriac Orthodox Church in particular, in order to fight religious extremism and show the shining true face of religions that call for mercy and love.
The meeting was attended by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matthew, Patriarchal Secretary for Indian Affairs, His Grace Mor Georges Kourieh, Dean of Mor Aphrem Seminary in Maarat Saydnaya, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.