Ambassador James Jeffrey Assumes Role of Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

Press Statement
Robert Palladino
Deputy Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 4, 2019


Ambassador James Jeffrey, the current Special Representative for Syria Engagement, will take on the additional role of the Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, effective January 4, 2019. With this additional responsibility, Ambassador Jeffrey will lead and coordinate U.S. Department of State relations with the Global Coalition to defeat ISIS and Department efforts to implement President Trump’s announcement of a responsible U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria that is coordinated with our global Allies and partners consistent with U.S. goals for Syria and Iraq, including the enduring defeat of ISIS.