Jill Biden to Promote Empowerment for Women, Youth on Trip to Mideast, North Africa, Europe
Jill Biden will promote empowerment for women and young people, and attend Jordan’s royal wedding, during an upcoming trip to the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.
The first lady was scheduled to depart Wednesday on a six-day trip that will also take her to Egypt, Morocco and Portugal. Her office shared some details first with The Associated Press.
It will be Biden’s first Middle East visit as first lady. She traveled to Namibia and Kenya in February.
“The first lady believes that supporting youth across the world is critical to our common future, with education, health, and empowerment at the heart of it,” said Vanessa Valdivia, her spokesperson.
“With her visit to the Middle East and North Africa, the first lady will continue to build on her work to empower young people, and reaffirm our commitment to strengthen our partnerships and advance our shared priorities in the region,” Valdivia said in an email.