Turkey

Jordan to head UN refugee agency

Turkey supports Palestinian refugees, providing them with vital services, says Foreign Ministry

Gözde Bayar   | 19.06.2019
Jordan to head UN refugee agency

ANKARA 

Turkey has handed over the chairmanship of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to Jordan, the Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday.

“The Chairmanship of the Advisory Commission will be assumed by Jordan as of July 1, 2019,” the ministry said in a statement.

It said the final meeting of the commission under Turkey’s chairmanship took place on June 17-18 in Jordan.

Turkey provided strong support and vital services to Palestinian refugees, including mobilizing political and financial assistance from the international community, it added.

“Turkey’s solidarity with UNRWA will continue in the coming period,” it noted.

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