United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
May 6, 2022
Media Note: U.S. Representative to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield to Travel to Turkey and Belgium
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield will travel to Turkey on May 9 to visit the Bab al-Hawa border crossing and receive briefings on the extensive support provided by the United Nations and its partner agencies to meet the dire humanitarian needs in Syria.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will meet with Syrian refugees living in Turkey to hear about their experiences first-hand, as well as hold meetings with NGO partners and United Nations agency representatives who are working to provide life-saving assistance to millions in Syria who otherwise would not receive needed food and relief. The Ambassador will also meet with Turkish officials to discuss Turkey’s crucial role in the facilitation of cross-border assistance and work to welcome and provide refuge to millions of Syrian refugees.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will travel to Belgium May 10 to lead the United States delegation to the “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region, Brussels VI Conference,” chaired by the European Union. There, the Ambassador will underscore the United States’ commitment and our determination to work in partnership with the international community to help support the Syrian people.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield’s visit comes ahead of crucial conversations at the United Nations about reauthorizing and expanding the UN’s ability to provide humanitarian aid to millions of Syrians in need.