UN debate about Syria analysed on television

By Press Office
January 31, 2012

Regional analyst and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian will be expert commentator assisting the presenter for the Al-Jazeera (English) from 7:30 till 10:30 PM tonight (31 January 2012).

He will be commenting live on the discussions at the United Nations Security Council on the crucial Syrian debate.

A draft resolution based on an Arab League plan backed by the US and the EU is calling for President Bashar al-Assad to hand power to his deputy. It expresses "strong commitment to sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria."

Al Jazeera (English) can be viewed here: http://www.aljazeera.com/

Harry Hagopian is an international lawyer, ecumenist and EU political consultant. He also acts as a Middle East and inter-faith advisor to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales and as Middle East consultant to ACEP (Christians in Politics) in Paris. He is an Ekklesia associate and regular contributor (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/HarryHagopian).

Formerly an Executive Secretary of the Jerusalem Inter-Church Committee and Executive Director of the Middle East Council of Churches, Dr Hagopian is now an international fellow at Sorbonne III University, Paris, consultant to the Campaign for Recognition of the Armenian Genocide (UK) and author of The Armenian Church in the Holy Land. His own website is www.epektasis.net

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