Undersecretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Receives Head of Sabean Mandeans to Discuss Situation of the Community in the Diaspora

On Thursday, 11/8/2022, the Undersecretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Safiya Talib Al-Suhail, received the head of the Sabean-Mandean Sect in Iraq and the world, His eminence Sheikh Sattar Jabbar Hilou and his accompanying delegation, at the Ministry’s headquarters.

At the beginning of the meeting, Sheikh Sattar Jabbar congratulated the Undersecretary on the occasion of her assumption of new post as Undersecretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The two sides discussed the problems faced by members of the sect in the host countries, as the Undersecretary affirmed that she works constantly to address these problems and overcome all consular difficulties they experience in cooperation with our embassies and missions abroad.

The Undersecretary also commended the great role of the Sabean Mandeas in enhancing the spirit of citizenship and societal ties and their contributions to building state institutions and their initiatives on the human and cultural level. The Iraqi preparations for the Interfaith Dialogue Conference to be held at the end of next October were also discussed.

Third Secretary Yaser Sabri Najm, Desk officer of Interfaith Dialogue at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr OdayAsaad Khamas, Chairman of the Sabean Affairs council, Mr Salah Jadder Al-Sabti, Secretary of the Sabean General Council and Mr Hatem Al-Salihi have attended the meeting.