Julia Roberts, Michelle Obama traveling to Southeast Asia for Girls Opportunity Alliance

Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts are teaming up on a trip to Vietnam.

The former first lady will join the “Erin Brockovich” actress for a visit to the Southeast Asian country next week for the Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance.

Roberts, 52, will also join Obama for a conversation at an event hosted by the foundation’s education organization in Malaysia on Dec. 12, the group announced Monday.


In Malaysia, Obama and Roberts will “share reflections about their trip to Vietnam, as well as lessons from their own leadership journeys and their path-breaking careers,” a statement from the Obama Foundation said.

It’s not the first time Roberts has used her voice to advocate for girls’ education around the world. Last year, the Academy Award winner was one of several high-profile performers who participated in a video message to mark International Day of the Girl.

Obama made girls’ education one of her initiatives while at the White House, launching in 2015 her “Let Girls Learn” program, which helps those in developing countries seek educational opportunities.

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