Tillerson hopeful that Chad could be removed from Trump travel restriction list

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he is hopeful that Chad could be removed from the Trump administration’s travel restriction list.

Tillerson is speaking at a joint news conference with Chad’s Foreign Minister Mahamat Zene (zen) Cherif in the country’s capital, N’Djamena (en-jah-mee-nah). Tillerson says the visa restrictions were necessary because of “all the conflict that exists on Chad’s borders.”

A journalist tweeted a picture of US Secretary of State Tillerson holding a news conference in N’Djamena, Chad with Foreign Minister Zene

Tillerson will cut short his first trip to Africa to return to Washington to deal with urgent work there, his spokesman has said.

Mr Tillerson, who left Kenya this morning, is due to visit Chad and Nigeria before leaving for the US on Monday evening.

He will spend a few hours in the two countries instead of spending the night in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, as had been planned.



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