U.S. secretary of state to visit Nigeria, four others next week
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), spokesperson for the department, Ms. Heather Nauert, said Tillerson would also travel to Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya and Chad.
During his visit to Abuja, Tillerson is expected to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari and other top government functionaries.
Nauert said: “On his first official trip to Africa, Tillerson will travel to N’Djamena (Chad); Djibouti (Djibouti); Addis Ababa (Ethiopia); Nairobi (Kenya) and Abuja (Nigeria), March 6 to 13.
“Secretary Tillerson will meet with leadership in each country, as well as the leadership of the African Union Commission (AU), based in Addis Ababa.
“This is to further our partnerships with the governments and people of Africa.
“In particular, he plans to discuss ways we can work with our partners to counter terrorism, advance peace and security, promote good governance and spur mutually beneficial trade and investment.”
During his trip, Tillerson would also meet with the US Embassy personnel and participate in events related to US government-supported activities.
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