As Trump Addresses Saudis, Haley Visits Syrian Refugee Camp

Nikki Haley / Getty Images
Nikki Haley / Getty Images
• May 22, 2017 7:58 am


Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, on Sunday continued her first overseas trip since taking her current position with a visit to Za'atari camp, one of the largest Syrian refugee camps in Jordan.

Haley's appearance, covered by CBS News and concurrent with President Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia, reinforced her boss's message of cooperation and friendship to Sunni Muslim states.

Haley's visit to Jordan is part of her first major international trip as U.N. Ambassador. She will be visiting Turkey in addition to Jordan.

"At Za'atari camp in Jordan we enjoyed talking to Syrian refugee children about school, their favorite classes & their hopes for the future," tweeted Haley, along with a picture from the camp.

Haley also visited a Jordanian school and the Ramtha border crossing, the site of U.N. aid delivery to war-torn Syria's populace.

While Haley made her appearance at Za'atari camp, President Trump delivered a speech to the leaders of more than 50 Muslim-majority nations in Saudi Arabia. Although notably more conciliatory in its tone than many of Trump's speeches on the campaign trail, Trump still made clear to the attendant leaders that they must "drive out" Islamic extremists and radical terrorists.