U.S. secretary of state Rex Tillerson will cut short his first diplomatic trip to Africa on Monday to return to deal with urgent work in Washington, his spokesman said.
Tillerson was billed to depart Nairobi, the capital of Kenya on Monday to Abuja for his first official visit in Nigeria, where he is expected to hold talks with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.
N'Djamena - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he is hopeful that Chad could be removed from the Trump administration's travel restriction list.
Speaking after the meeting, Tillerson said the USA would assist Nigeria with latest security equipment and intelligence sharing in its efforts toward the safe return of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls.
"Tillerson is expected to be joined in the press availability by Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama", the embassy stated.
It also said in a statement that Buhari had "chosen negotiation" to secure the return of the Dapchi schoolgirls rather than the use of military force. They also reviewed constructive steps Chad has taken to meet the information-sharing and identity management requirements of Presidential Proclamation 9645 of September 24, 2017.
The United States is developing mechanisms in the form of 'Public Private Partnerships (PPP)' for infrastructure development as alternatives to Chinese loans for African nations, an American official said Monday. "It is better to get our daughters back alive", he was quoted as saying.
Chad past year was stunned to find itself on one of six mainly-Muslim countries whose countries are affected by President Donald Trump's travel ban.
Before Nigeria, the US Secretary of State visited Chad, a major ally in the fight against Boko Haram.