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‘UN refugee commissioner to visit Jordan on Monday’

By JT - Jan 16,2016 - Last updated at Jan 16,2016

AMMAN — Newly appointed UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi is scheduled to visit Jordan on Monday in his first official visit to the region in this capacity.

Grandi is scheduled to hold talks with senior officials on cooperation to deal with the challenge of hosting a large number of refugees, a UNHCR statement said. He will reaffirm the importance of the agency’s strategic relationship with Jordan and discuss efforts to push the international community to shoulder its responsibilities and support the Kingdom.

The UN official will also hold a press conference at the Zaatari Refugee Camp, some 90km northeast of Amman, on Monday, the UNHCR statement said.





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