His Beatitude Mar Meelis Zaia AM, Metropolitan of Australia, New Zealand and Lebanon has met in Sydney with Dr William Eshaya, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Iraq to the United Nations.
During the meeting, on 24 November 2012 at the Sydney Archbishopric, His Beatitude and Dr Eshaya discussed the conditions of the Assyrian Christian people in Iraq and how best to coordinate action to protect them.
In the meeting between the Metropolitan and Dr Eshaya, the regional and international developments of the Assyrian people were discussed. Methods to enage younger generations and to support their aspirations and hopes for a vibrant future also featured prominantly in the discussions.
It is noteworthy that Dr Eshaya is a member of the Assyrian Church of the East.