On August 16, 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Dr. Ali Haydar, Minister of National Reconciliation at the headquarters of the Archdiocese of Homs, Hama and Environs in Sadad. Their Eminences Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop of Homs, Hama and Environs and Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak, Patriarchal Office Director and other dignitaries from the Ministry were also present for the meeting.
His Holiness expressed his contentment with the serious work of His Excellency Minister Haydar. He emphasized the importance of national reconciliation in the current circumstances where Syria is regaining its previous glory and the Syrian people are returning to normal life where they used to enjoy before the crisis. His Holiness stated that his actions reflect first and foremost his Christian duty towards all people,as well as his human and national responsibilities.