His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV Catholicos Patriarch, has received in the Chicago Patriarchate, His Excellency Sargon Lazar, Minister of Environment of the Republic of Iraq and member of the Assyrian Democratic Movement (ADM).
The meeting was also attended by Mikhael Jajo, director of the Illinois branch of the ADM, Zaripa Tato and Alex Daoud, members of the Illinois branch.
Mr. Lazar discussed with His Holiness the current political situation in Iraq with particular reference to the situation of the Assyrian people.
At the conclusion of the meeting, His Holiness wished the Minister good health and success in all actions taken for the benefit of the Assyrian people that reside in the homeland. His Holiness urged the Minister and other Assyrian politicians in Iraq to work hand-in-hand for the forging of a new and constructive future for Iraq.
His Holiness further beseeched Almighty God that peace and security may be restored throughout Iraq so that the residents may live in comfort and ongoing stability.[nggallery id=312]