Iranian MP Bet Kolia appointed head of International Union of Assyrians

Tehran Times Political Desk

TEHRAN – Iranian MP Yonatan Bet Kolia, the representative of the Assyrian and Chaldean Christian communities in the Majlis, has been appointed as the secretary general of the International Union of Assyrians.

Consequently, after four decades the union’s central office has been relocated from the United States to Iran.

The 25th congress of the International Union of Assyrians was held in Sweden from September 3 to 7 where Bet Kolia was appointed to the post for a three-year term.

The congress discussed the problems of Assyrians especially the Assyrian immigrants all over the world.

Bet Kolia formerly served as the International Union of Assyrians deputy secretary general and head of the union’s Asia department.

He intends to announce the union’s future plans in a news conference in the near future.