Michelle Obama to visit Qatar, Jordan to discuss girls’ education

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama gives advice to high school students after listening to their personal stories and aspirations. (AP)

Michelle Obama will travel to Qatar and Jordan next month to continue her longstanding efforts to promote girls' education, the White House said Wednesday.

The U.S. first lady will visit a school in Amman built with technical and financial support from the U.S. Agency for International Development and plans to commend Jordan's "generosity and commitment to educating all children living within its ?borders," a statement said.

Due to the conflict in neighboring Syria, a number of Jordanian schools have welcomed Syrian students to their classrooms.

Jordan is hosting more than 600,000 Syrian refugees, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Obama will also visit the ancient city and archaeological site of Petra in Jordan, which President Barack Obama visited in 2013.

In Doha, the first lady will speak at the World Innovation Summit for Education. She will also visit the U.S. military's Al Udeid air base.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:45 - GMT 06:45