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Feeling unwell, Tillerson cancels Nairobi programme

AFP  |  Nairobi 

US of State Tillerson, who is on his first-ever tour as Washington's top diplomat, today cancelled his programme in because he was feeling unwell, officials said.

"The is not feeling well after a long couple days working on major issues back home such as and has cancelled his events for the day," said a brief statement from of State

The announcement comes little more than 24 hours after US stunned the world by accepting an invitation to meet North Korea's before the end of May.

The audacious diplomatic gambit, which was taken before consulting key confidantes including Tillerson -- who was in the Ethiopian capital at the time -- left aides scrambling to catch up.

Just hours before the summit announcement, which emerged late on Thursday, Tillerson had said was "a long way" from talking directly to as he kicked off his five-nation tour.

The US diplomat, who arrived in on Friday, had been due to visit the AIDS-relief programme PEPFAR on Saturday and also attend a ceremony marking 20 years since bombed the US embassies in and Tanzania, killing 224 people.

Plans to lay a wreath at the site could be rescheduled, Goldstein said.

Tillerson is due to travel to on Monday then on to a day later.

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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 16:45 IST