Chaldean National Congress Names Leadership of its
Baghdad - Iraq Branch
July 6, 2003 Baghdad - Iraq In a follow up to its earlier press release announcing the opening of the offices of its branch in Baghdad - Iraq, a Chaldean National Congress source released the names of the leading committee of that branch.
Opened in mid June 2003, the Baghdad branch quickly grew into a major center with the largest membership so far. The opening of the Baghdad branch signifies a major development not only in the operations of the Chaldean National Congress into becoming a major player inside Iraq, but more significantly, it's the first time for any Chaldean political movement to have a public office in the Iraqi capital.
Having been subjected to continuous repression under the successive Iraqi regimes due to their unique ethnicity and Christian religion, Iraqi Chaldeans tended to shy away from establishing their own nationalist political groups and instead preferred working within other Iraqi groups. With the removal of the regime of Saddam Hussein by the US led coalition, a new chapter in the history of Iraqis, including Chaldeans, has been opened where by tens of new political groups were established. A sign of democracy in the making.
With the new developments inside Iraq, it's hoped that Chaldean political groups are invited, as are other Iraqi groups, by the United States civil administration inside Iraq to join and participate in the political process undergoing over there. It's also hoped that the new Leadership Council being created by Civil Governor Mr. Paul Bremer will include a representative Chaldean figure in it.
Below are the names of the members of the "Leading Committee" of the Chaldean National Congress, Baghdad - Iraq branch:
Name Position Educational Background Current Job
1. Mr. Fouad Bodagh President Diploma in General Trading Business owner
2. Dr. Issam Batto Secretary & Spokesman Ph.D. in Philosophy University Professor
3. Mr. Salam AlQas Nona Legal Adviser B.S. in Law Attorney (Lawyer)
4. Mr. Naseer Younis Finance Officer Diploma in General Trading Business owner
5. Mr. Zuhair Nagara Member B.S. in Engineering Engineer
6. Mr. Salah Arabo Member B.S. in Engineering Engineer
7. Mr. Victor Hannani Member B.S. in Biology Scientist
8. Adnan Oraha Member B.S. in Music Singer/ Business owner
According to Chaldean National Congress source, the members of Baghdad branch
could be contacted by visiting its offices located at Area 52 of Baghdad.
Chaldean News Agency