Ivanka Trump, daughter of US President, Donald Trump, will be embarking on a four-day tour to African countries, and that will not include Nigeria. Recall that Melania Trump, wife of the president, had paid a visit to Africa without coming to Nigeria. Melania Trump went to Africa for five days last October, visiting Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, and finally Egypt.
Ivanka is on a tour to encourage women empowerment in Africa and won’t be visiting Nigeria.
White House adviser Ivanka Trump is planning a trip to Africa to promote a global women’s initiative she’s leading, reports Daily Mail.
President Donald Trump’s daughter will visit Ethiopia and Ivory Coast over four days this month.
The White House said Wednesday that her schedule includes a women’s economic empowerment summit in Ivory Coast as well as site visits and meetings with political leaders, executives and female entrepreneurs in both countries.
Accompanying her will be Mark Green, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development.
On parts of the trip, they will be joined David Bohigian, acting president of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, as well as Kristalina Georgieva, interim president of the World Bank Group, which is hosting the summit.
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It will be Ivanka Trump’s first visit to Africa since the White House undertook the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative in February.
In a statement to The Associated Press, she said she was ‘excited to travel to Africa’ to advance the effort.
Gerogieva said in a statement that economic empowerment ‘can help unleash the enormous potential of women entrepreneurs for job creation and economic growth, especially in Africa.’
The initiative involves the State Department, the National Security Council and other U.S. agencies. It aims to coordinate current programs and develop new ones to assist women in job training, financial support, legal or regulatory reforms and other areas.
Ivanka Trump says the goal is to economically empower 50 million women in developing countries by 2025.
Source: Daily Mail