US Secretary of State on trip to Nairobi-to discuss trade

KAMPALA, Uganda—The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is visiting five African countries in his first-ever visit to Africa including Kenya.

According to a press statement released by the States Department, 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.

Secretary Tillerson will meet with leadership in each country, as well as the leadership of the African Union Commission based in Addis Ababa, to further partnerships with the governments and people of Africa.

In particular, he plans to discuss ways the US can work with her partners to counter terrorism, advance peace and security, promote good governance, and spur mutually beneficial trade and investment.

During his trip, he will also meet with U.S. Embassy personnel and participate in events related to U.S. government-supported activities.