His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Her Excellency Mrs. Isabel Rauscher, Charge d’Affaires of the Austrian Embassy in Syria, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma, Damascus.
His Holiness and Her Excellency discussed the current situation in Syria as well as the recent developments that took place. Her Excellency further spoke about the extensive emigration that is happening in Europe in general, especially the Syrians who are seeking refuge in Austria. Her Excellency spoke about the aid and assistance that the Austrian government is providing them as well as the services that they are offering.
The meeting was attended by His Eminence Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak, Patriarchal Assistant, His Grace Mor Maurice Amsih, Director of Public Relations and Protocol, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.