US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, in Nairobi on March 9, 2018
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, touring Africa, canceled his program for Saturday in Nairobi because „is not well,“ announced the US delegation.
„The secretary is not well after two long days working on important issues such as North Korea and canceled their day’s events,“ said Assistant Secretary of State Steve Goldstein.
Tillerson was to attend an event in the framework of the US program to help AIDS patients in Africa.
He also planned to participate in a ceremony for the 20th anniversary of the attacks against the US embassies in the Kenyan capital and in Dar es Salaam, the economic capital of Tanzania, which left 224 dead and more than 5,000 injured on August 7, 1998.
This ceremony could be rescheduled later if Tillerson is reinstated, Goldstein said.
The secretary of state arrived in Ethiopia on Wednesday. On Friday, he traveled to Djibouti in the morning and then to Kenya in the late afternoon. On Monday he planned to travel to Chad and on Tuesday to Nigeria.
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