His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. Aleksander Ponomarev, Ambassador of Belarus in Syria, with a delegation from Belarus headed by His Excellency Igor Korpenka, General Secretary of the Communist Party in Belarus, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma, Damascus.
His Holiness welcomed their Excellencies and thanked all those who support the Syrian people in their crisis. He spoke about the nature of the Syrian people who love peace. He also expressed the desire of all Syrians to rebuild their country and therefore need the support of their friends worldwide.
His Excellency Mr. Korpenka thanked His Holiness for his active role in bringing the real picture of the crisis in Syria to international fora. He also assured him that Belarus supports the Syrian people, especially the Christians.
The meeting was also attended by His Eminence Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak, Patriarchal Assistant and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.