Patriarch Ignatius Apahrem II Meets Political and Media Adviser to the Syrian Presidency Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban



Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 18/1/18

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Her Excellency Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban, Political and Media Adviser to the Syrian Presidency, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma – Damascus.

Her Excellency was accompanied by Mr. Moussa Al-Khoury, Executive Director of “Wathiqat Watan” association, and Mr. Saher Al-Hasheem, General Director of the International Civilization Center.

During the meeting, Her Excellency introduced to His Holiness the “Wathiqat Watan” Organization and its work in the preservation and documentation the Syrian culture. The organization’s field of work include three major projects, one of which is the documentation of the Syriac culture and language.

The meeting was attended by their Eminences Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Archdiocese in Damascus, and Mor Maurice Amsih, Archbishop of Jazeera and Euphrates, as well as Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director, and Deacon Imad Syryany.