2006.11.15: November 15, 2006: Headlines: Directors - Tschetter: COS - India: COS - Jordan: Peace Corps Press Release: Peace Corps Director Visits Jordan and Meets King Abdullah II

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Peace Corps Director Visits Jordan and Meets King Abdullah II

Peace Corps Director Visits Jordan and Meets King Abdullah II

On his first overseas trip, newly-appointed Peace Corps Director Ron Tschetter arrived in Amman on a five-day official visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and met His Majesty King Abdullah II and Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah. In his meeting with King Abdullah, Director Tschetter said, "I am here to thank you and the Jordanian people for the strong support of Peace Corps Volunteers. The Peace Corps looks forward to continuing our friendship with your country and expanding the program in Jordan in the near future." Ron Tschetter is the seventeenth Director of the Peace Corps. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in India in the 1960's.

Peace Corps Director Visits Jordan and Meets King Abdullah II

Peace Corps Director Visits Jordan and Meets King Abdullah II

Caption: Director Tschetter discusses the Peace Corps program in Jordan with His Majesty King Abdullah II and Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah.

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 15, 2006 On his first overseas trip, newly-appointed Peace Corps Director Ron Tschetter arrived in Amman yesterday on a five-day official visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and met His Majesty King Abdullah II and Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah.

Director Tschetter also met U.S. Ambassador David Hale, and will be spending the remainder of his time in Jordan meeting with government officials, and visiting with Peace Corps Volunteers around the country.

The Jordanian government and communities are strong supporters of the service that Peace Corps Volunteers provide for their country. In his meeting with King Abdullah, Director Tschetter said, "I am here to thank you and the Jordanian people for the strong support of Peace Corps Volunteers. The Peace Corps looks forward to continuing our friendship with your country and expanding the program in Jordan in the near future."

More than 300 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in Jordan, since the Hashemite Kingdom invited the Peace Corps in 1997. Currently 53 Peace Corps Volunteers are living and working in Jordan's rural communities, in the areas of youth development, teaching English as a foreign language, and participating in special education programs designed for the physically and mentally challenged.




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