U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is cutting short his trip to Africa by about a day to deal with pressing matters including North Korea, VOA reports.
"Due to demands in the Secretary's schedule he is returning to the U.S. one day early, after concluding official meetings in Chad and Nigeria," Under Secretary of State Steve Goldstein said Monday.
While Tillerson was in Africa, President Donald Trump announced he accepted North Korea’s invitation for direct talks with its leader Kim Jong-un by May. No specific plans have been set.
On Monday, Tillerson visited N'Djamena, the capital of Chad, for talks with Chadian President Idriss Deby.