Special Advisor Knox Thames to Travel to Turkey and Lebanon

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 13, 2015


Knox Thames, the Special Advisor to Ambassador Saperstein for Religious Minorities in the Near East and South and Central Asia, will travel to Turkey November 16 - 17 and to Lebanon November 18 -19.

In Turkey, Special Advisor Thames will deliver remarks on the Department’s work to support religious minorities at the G-20 Interfaith Conference. In Lebanon, Special Advisor Thames will meet with religious and civic leaders to discuss interfaith relations within the Lebanese religious communities and to address the plight of vulnerable religious minority refugee populations coming to Lebanon from Syria and Iraq.

For further information, please contact Chanan Weissman at weissmanc@state.gov or 202-647-4043.

For updates, follow Knox Thames on Twitter @KnoxThames.