At the kind invitation from the Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Office (FCO) in the United Kingdom, the Hon. Mr Tobias Ellwood Under Secretary of State at the FCO with responsibility for the Middle East has welcomed His Eminence Athanasius Toma Dawod the Syriac Orthodox Archbishop in the UK accompanied by the Rabban Fr Aphram Ozan and the secretary of the church Dr Ayad Al-Khoury.
The meeting took place at 11:15 on Tuesday 29-Jul-2014 at the FCO in London. Several specialists from the FCO had attended the meeting that lasted for 40 minutes.
The meeting had focused on the situation of our Christian people and how to help them. H.E. had presented several solutions and handed a letter to Mr Ellwood detailing the plight of our people. He was informed that the British Government will work to help the disadvantaged Christians. Also, he was promised that there will be a follow up meeting at another level.
The meeting had ended with thanks to H.E. for accepting the invitation. Likewise, H.E. thanked the Hon. Mr Tobias Ellwood, MP for the invitation and for their understanding the situation of the Christians of Iraq in general and of Mosul in particular.