Ref. Ares(2019)2673260 - 17/04/2019
Meeting between Jan Figel and representative of the Christian Catholics in Syria –
The Special Envoy presented his mandate and inquired about the situation of Christians in the
Middle East and in Syria.
The representative spoke on the importance of the presence of Christians in the Middle East,
which are historically part of the social fabric of the region. Oriental and Arab-speaking
Christians play a key role for sustainable peace and inclusive society. The Christians are
massively living Syria. In
there are only a few thousands remaining.
The Special Envoy spoke on the importance of FoRB for peaceful and inclusive citizenship in
the Middle East as in all regions, reflecting on the importance to conjugate religious freedom
to Jan Figel, DEVCO B1