WASHINGTON United States (Xinhua) --
U.S. State Department said on Thursday that
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to five African
nations on March 6-13.
spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement that Tillerson’s
first official trip to Africa will take him to Chad, Djibouti,
Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria.
In the tour,
Tillerson will meet with leadership in these countries, as well
as the leadership of the African Union Commission based in Addis
Ababa of Ethiopia, in a bid to further the U.S. partnerships
with the governments and people of Africa.
In particular, he
plans to discuss ways that the United State and Africa can work
to counter terrorism, advance peace and security, promote good
governance, and spur mutually beneficial trade and investment.