US Secretary, Rex Tillerson suspends visit to Nigeria

Leslie Hanson
March 12, 2018

11 de marzo de 2018, 11:31Nairobi, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson resumed his agenda in this capital city, after a break of several hours due to a sudden discomfort related to fatigue, said his spokesperson.

Goldstein later said the secretary's health had improved and he will resume his normal schedule on Sunday.

According to a press advisory from U.S embassy, the Secretary of State who has been on a week-long tour of Africa would hold talks with President Muhammadu Buhari on counter terrorism efforts and humanitarian issues in Nigeria's Northeast and the Lake Chad basin on Tuesday.

"Some events will go ahead without him, while they are looking at the possibility of rescheduling others". Tillerson was up much of the previous night working the phones when President Donald Trump agreed to a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Tillerson had been scheduled to lay a wreath at the site of the 1998 bombing of the USA embassy in Nairobi, in which more than 200 people were killed, and attend an event to highlight US health assistance in Africa.

A rigorous schedule that included stops in three African countries on Friday has been made even more strenuous for Tillerson by events in Washington. He also planned to meet US Embassy staff, and attend a working lunch with Monica Juma, the nation's minister for foreign affairs.

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