US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has in a bid to help US president Donald Trump out of his shocking words referring to African countries as Shit Hole Countries said that the U.S has built strong relationships with African Countries and is interested in having such ties with them in future
Recall that on Thursday, U.S. media reported that President Trump behind closed doors made a statement, in which he called Haiti and African states “shithole countries.”
“We have very positive relationship with African nations, we share a number of security issues.
“We share a number of economic development issues and I think those leaders know that the United States wants that relationship to continue to be strong,” Tillerson said at a news conference in Vancouver, answering a question on impact of Trump’s reported statement on Washington’s ties with Africa.
The diplomat expressed hope that the African nations also want to maintain the relationship with Washington.