On December 14, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. Abdel Mawlah Al-Noukari, Charge d’Affaires of the Syrian Embassy in Belgium and Head of the Syrian Diplomatic Body in the European Union, at the Archdiocesan Residence in Brussels.
The meeting was attended by His Eminence Mor George Kourieh, Patriarchal Vicar in Belgium, France and Luxembourg, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary, and Media Office Director.
During the meeting, His Holiness spoke about the current situation in Syria and hoped that the suffering of the Syrian people due to the sanctions unilaterally imposed on Syria will end soon.
His Excellency welcomed His Holiness in Belgium and spoke about the services that the Syrian Embassy is offering to the citizens. He also hoped that the true image of what is happening in Syria will be brought forward to the western societies.