Secy Tillerson Visits Sites In Kenya As Tour Of Africa Continues

Secy Tillerson Visits Sites In Kenya As Tour Of Africa Continues

Secy Tillerson Visits Sites In Kenya As Tour Of Africa Continues

The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has arrived the State House, in Abuja for a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.

Tillerson, who has been on a five-day working tour of some African countries, had visited Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya where he fell ill at the weekend.

His meeting with the president was announced by Buhari's Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad on Twitter.

Tillerson travelled to Chad on Monday morning to meet President Idriss Deby, an important American ally whose military is battling al Qaeda and Islamic State-affiliated groups in the Sahel region.

"Many, many important positive steps have been taken by the government of Chad to strengthen the control over its own passports, to strengthen the information-sharing", Tillerson said.

Tillerson said the US will assist Nigeria with latest security equipment and intelligence sharing in its efforts toward the safe return of the abducted schoolgirls.

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A report on Chad's progress was being prepared in Washington and would be reviewed by President Trump next month, Tillerson said."We have to wait for the final report", he added.

It wasn't enough to overcome a Trump administration travel ban that Chad's top diplomat declared an injustice.

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Tillerson was set to be in the landlocked African country only for a few hours under a compressed timeframe after he cut short his five-nation trip to the continent by a day to deal with North Korea and other pressing matters.

Chad is an important US ally in the fight against Islamist groups in West Africa and the report will be reviewed by President Donald Trump next month.

The State Department said Tillerson was forced to skip out on some events Saturday, after not feeling well.

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