During last months, our organization undergone important changes and new administration during our 6th Congress held in Brussels. During the Congress, we have put enriched agenda and planning for our future works and activities and including our changes in the administration to empower all segments of our people within the organization. Congress showed important will to pas to the Co-Presidency and with local committees. This is, indeed, our first message to our readers with the new administration. Our Congress in Brussels gathered around 100 delegates from different European countries and had important feedback from our participants. The new administration is already started to work with different partner and organizations.
During last period, Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people faced important developments and historical achievements in their homeland and also in the diaspora. Within this context, our historical homeland of Nineveh Plain had been liberated and our towns and villages had been cleaned from terrorist organizations. Following the liberation of the Nineveh Plain, a new form of approach was needed to respond to the crisis in Nineveh Plain, notably reconstruction, rebuilding, return of displaced people and political future of the region was on the table.
In this regard, an international conference in the European Parliament had been organized and hosted by MEP Lars Adaktusson with the participation of 60 delegates from different places, religious leaders, politicians, European and US authorities had been present. We as ESU had been active in all the stages of the conference and we had immense honor to be part of this historical achievement which brought various leaders together and sign common declaration for the future of our people in the Nineveh Plain.
On the other hand, while the all attentions put on Iraq and Syria alarming news come also from Turabdin with the expropriation of Syriac and Chaldean churches, monasteries and other properties by the Turkish state. From the first moment until now, we have been instantly in contacts and relations with different actors regarding this issue and we will continue our work until to receive back all our historical properties back.
Our people and other vulnerable minorities and ethnic and religious groups in Middle East continue to face existentialist threats in their homelands. There is urgent and continues presence of international community to stand with these groups and support them. ESU will continues its work by constructing bridges between Europe and Middle East and bring attention to the case of Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people.