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Aoun, Syriac Orthodox Patriarch take up community related affairs

President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, met on Wednesday afternoon at Baabda Palace with Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Syriac Orthodox Church in the World, Ignatius Aphrem II, on top of a delegation of sect's bishops.

Talks reportedly touched on the general situation in the country and issues related to the Syrian Orthodox community in Lebanon.

On emerging, Patriarch Aphrem II hailed the address delivered yesterday by President Aoun in front of the diplomatic corps, saying the Syrian Orthodox community considers it "highly important."

The Patriarch added that the visit was an occasion to raise with the President issues and concerns of the Syrian orthodox community in Lebanon, notably the issue of injustice befalling the sect in terms of parliamentary representation.

Patriarch Aphrem said he called on the President to ensure the representation of the community at the House of Parliament.

Source: National News Agency