Updated: March 4, 2021
President Donald Trump’s top diplomat, U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, will deliver remarks in Virginia on Tuesday ahead of his first official African trip this week.
What he will discuss: Mr. Tillerson will speak at the Mason University, the Fairfax Campus, where he is expected to outline the United States’ relationship with Africa and the U.S. government’s desire to strengthen ties with African partners through greater security, trade and investment, and good governance.
Who will he meet in Africa?: Secretary Tillerson is traveling to five African countries shortly after the event. He will meet with Presidents Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, Idriss Deby of Chad, Mulatu Teshome of Ethiopia and Ismaïl Omar Guelleh of Djibouti.
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