New York, SANA – Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Sebastia Atallah Hanna stressed that Syria is being targeted because of its principled stances in support of the Palestinian cause.
During his meeting with Syria’s UN Permanent Representative Bashar al- Jaafari at the Headquarters of the Syrian Mission to the UN in New York on Tuesday, Archbishop Hanna said “The enemies seek to destroy this Arab country in service of the imperialist and racist projects in our region.”
He reiterated solidarity with the Syrian President, government, people and army, wishing that Syria would overcome its ordeal and restore security and safety.
In this regard, the Archbishop said solving the crisis in Syria should be achieved through dialogue among the Syrians.
For his part, al-Jaafari hailed Archbishop Hanna’s stances towards Syria, and his important role in Palestine, with both sides reviewing the situation in the region, particularly in Palestine and Syria.
In another context, Archbishop Hanaa discussed with Archbishop Demetrios of America the situation of the Christians in the Arab region and the role which the Church should play in contributing to achieving justice and supporting oppressed peoples.
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