Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
November 12, 2009


Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration Eric P. Schwartz will travel to Iraq, Jordan and Syria from November 13 through November 19. He will meet with Iraqi and Palestinian refugees benefiting from United States Government-funded programs in the region as well as with government officials and officials of the United Nations, international organizations and non-government organizations.

In Jordan, in addition to the meetings mentioned above, Assistant Secretary Schwartz will participate in meetings of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and in the inauguration of a USG-funded UNRWA school with UNRWA Commissioner-General Karen AbuZayd.

For more information, please contact Beth Schlachter at (202) 663-1979.



PRN: 2009/1132