On August 7, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Dr. Imad Moustapha, Ambassador of Syria to China, at the Patriarchate headquarters in Bab Touma – Damascus.
During the meeting, His Holiness welcomed His Excellency and discussed with him the general situation in Syria and the region. They spoke about the impact of the migration of Christians from Syria and the demographic changes that influence the economical situation. His Excellency expressed his admiration of Antioch Syrian University and hoped that it will be an educational center that attracts seekers of knowledge and culture from diverse countries.
The meeting was attended by their Eminences: Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, Mor Maurice Amsih, Archbishop of Al-Jazeera and Euphrates, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary, and Media Office Director.