US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has fallen ill during his current tour of several African states and cancelled all his planned events in the continent for the day, says a senior deputy.
“The secretary is not feeling well after a long couple days working on major issues back home such as North Korea,” said the undersecretary of sate for public diplomacy and public affairs, Steve Goldstein, in a Saturday press briefing with media outlets traveling with Tillerson.
Tillerson is currently on a working Africa tour that includes visits to Kenya, Chad, Nigeria, Djibouti and Ethiopia.
“Some events will go ahead without him, while they are looking at the possibility of rescheduling others,” Goldstein said without elaborating on the objectives of his African tour.
Tillerson’s Saturday schedule included an event for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program, a wreath-laying ceremony at the August 7th Memorial Park –…