US secretary of state to make his first visit to Africa

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria next week on his first trip to Africa as Washington’s top diplomat, the US State Department confirmed.

Tillerson plans to discuss counter terrorism, advance peace and security, promote good governance, and spur mutually beneficial trade and investment the department said in a statement.

He will also meet with the African Union Commission leadership in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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