Beirut, 05 Jumadil Akhir 1437/15 March 2016 (MINA) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie arrived on Monday in Beirut, local media reported.
She is scheduled to visit a number of Syrian refugee camps, marking the fifth year of Syria’s war, Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)
reported, quoting Mena.
Jolie was greeted at the airport by Foreign Ministry Protocol Department Head Ambassador Mira Daher and UNHCR representatives.
Jolie travelled to Syria in 2007 and again in 2009 to meet Iraqi refugees with her partner, actor Brad Pitt. During one trip they met
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma, who later told Vanity Fair magazine that the couples lunched in the capital.
In 2012 Jolie was promoted from serving as a UNHCR goodwill ambassador to special envoy. (T/R07/R01)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)