On October 13, 2020, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency the Charge d’Affaires of the Austrian Embassy in Syria Mr. Hans-Peter Glanzer, at the Patriarchate Headquarters in Bab Touma, Damascus.
His Eminence Archbishop Mor Boutros Kassis, Patriarchal Assistant, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director, were also present in the meeting.
During the meeting, His Holiness discussed with His Excellency the current situation in Syria and the region. They also spoke about the fires that devastated large areas of agricultural fields and forests in the Syrian coast region.