On 27th of August, 2014, Mr. Andrew Rohan, Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for Smithfield, Councillors Zaya Toma and Charbel Saliba and The Assyrian Council of Australia – NSW representatives met with Minister for Foreign Affairs MP, The Hon Julie Bishop.
All those present discussed the latest developments in Iraq and
Urgent need for a humanitarian program to aid our people and also a need to establish a safe haven for our people in the Nineveh Plains, to be protected by the international community.
The Delegation included Mr Immanuel Sada, former Aus and NZ ADM branch director, Mr George Adam, ADM Relationship Director , Mr Hermiz Shahen deputy Secretary General of The Assyrian Universal Alliance, Ms Nora Michael secretary of Assyrian Aid Society Australia , Mr Joseph Haweil from Assyrian Church of The East Relief Organization.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to Mr Rohan and his team for organizing the meeting and for helping raise awareness of the plight of Assyrians also known as Chaldean and Syriac Christian and other Minorities in Iraq and Syria.