Brussels, 19 October 2016, Today is a wonderful day, as we officially establish the Chaldeans-Syriacs-Assyrians Friendship Group. It is a great honour and pleasure for me to congratulate us all with this milestone. It is important that we, from different groups in the European Parliament, come together to express our solidarity and work together for solutions for these people.
Unfortunately, I am not able to be physically present here, as my presence is required abroad. However, as co-president and member of the steering committee I wish that this friendship group will not only bring friendship, but also awareness, attention and political solutions within the European framework for the Chaldeans-Syriacs-Assyrians.
The cooperation with my colleague Members of European Parliament already proved that together we could achieve a lot. I therefore hope and pray that together we will achieve the necessary steps for peace and prosperity for the indigenous peoples of Mesopotamia.
May God bless you.