Rex Tillerson Resuming Work in Kenya After Falling Sick and Canceling Saturday Events

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will resume his normal schedule on Sunday after canceling his Saturday schedule of events due to illness.

Tillerson arrived in Nairobi on Friday as part of a five-nation tour of Africa that includes Ethiopia, Chad, Nigeria and Djibouti.

“The Secretary is feeling better and will resume his normal schedule tomorrow,” Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Steve Goldstein told the pool reporters traveling with the secretary.

He had been feeling unwell after long days working on major issues such as North Korea, Goldstein said earlier.

Tillerson’s trip coincided with a White House announcement that President Donald Trump has accepted an offer to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after both leaders spent the past few months ridiculing each other.

Some of the events planned for Saturday in the capital of Nairobi will go on without Tillerson, but others may be rescheduled for later in the trip.

Events that will be rescheduled include a stop at the site of the 1998 bombing of the US Embassy in Nairobi, Goldstein said, adding that an updated schedule will be released later.

Tillerson’s schedule for Saturday also included a site visit to PEPFAR, a US program that works to fight AIDS in the continent. 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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Source: CNN

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