Reading the article, His Grace's comments seem to be a bit uncharacteristic : "he noted that... few, if any, members of delegations from sister Orthodox Churches traveled to Damascus". That may have been the case but why did he feel that had to be emphasised? If he felt it relevant, by all means raise it privately to the Synod... Also there could be perfectly reasonable explanations as to the lack of attendance e.g. the Bulgarian Church failed to send anyone because of "technical reasons" but we all know that it was politically motivated as the Syrian government refused to grant visas to the Bulgarian delegation.
profanity removed & replaced. - Serb1389