The US First Lady Melania Trump has announced that she will be visiting Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt on her first extended solo international mission. The trip will also be the first ever to the vast African continent by America’s Slovenia-born first lady.
“Oct. 1 will mark the first day of my solo visit to four beautiful and very different countries in Africa,” Mrs. Trump said during brief remarks to several dozen guests attending the event near U.N. headquarters.
She called them “four beautiful and very different countries” when talking about the details at a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
Mrs Trump said the trip will be organised with the US government’s international aid agency and would be part of her Be Best campaign, which aims to improve child welfare, especially when it comes to online behaviour and addiction to opioids.
“Whether it is education, drug addiction, hunger, online safety or bullying, poverty or disease, it is too often children who are hit first, and hardest, across the globe,” Trump said at a reception at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, where she announced her travel plans.
“Each of us hails from a country with its own unique challenges, but I know in my heart we are united by our commitment to raising the next generation to be happy, healthy and morally responsible adults,” AP news agency quotes her as saying.