Nigeria and four other African countries expect to be visited by the U. S Secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, from March 6 to 13, said the U.S. Department of State.
According to Ms Heather Nauert, Rex Tillerson’s Spokesperson for the Department; Tillerson apart from Nigeria, will be travelling also to Nairobi, N’Djamena, Addis Ababa, and Djibouti.
Tillerson is expected to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari as well as other top government officials during his visit to Abuja, Nigeria.
“On his first official trip to Africa, Secretary Rex Tillerson will travel to N’Djamena, Chad; Djibouti, Djibouti; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Nairobi, Kenya and Abuja, Nigeria, March 6-13, 2018.
“The U.S. Secretary of State will meet with leadership in each country, as well as the leadership of the African Union Commission 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 will also meet with the U.S. Embassy personnel and participate in events related to U.S. government-supported activities”.