Washington, DC - Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch will travel to United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan September 15-22 to meet with counterparts to discuss a range of consular issues, including international parental child abduction.

While in the region, the Assistant Secretary also plans to review consular operations at our U.S. Embassies and Consulates in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, and Amman, and to meet with interagency partners.