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Assyrians' central office officially transferred to Iran

TEHRAN, Oct. 15 (Mehr News Agency) -- Central office of the International Union of Assyrians has been officially transferred from the United States to Iran.

Members of the Assyrian Society in Tehran and the representatives of the union in the United States attended an official ceremony arranged in this regard on Tuesday night.

A number of Iranian lawmakers participated in the ceremony.

The 25th congress of the International Union of Assyrians was held in Sweden from September 3 to 7, where Iranian MP Yonatan Bet Kolia, was appointed as the secretary general of the union for a three-year term.

The problems facing the society, especially the issue of Assyrian immigrants, were among the issues discussed at the congress.

Bet Kolia, who represents Iranian Assyrians and Chaldeans in the Majlis, formerly served as the International Union of Assyrians deputy secretary general and director of the Asian branch of the union.

The United States has hosted the union for more than four decades.

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