“The United States commitment to Africa is quite clear in terms of the importance we place on the relationship,” he said. Yet again Mr. Tillerson warned Thursday against Chinese investment. Gary D. Cohn, the president’s chief economic adviser, announced his resignation while Mr. Tillerson was in the air. But fence-mending was needed in Africa, where Mr. Tillerson is making a five-nation tour. In a news conference with Mr. Gebeyehu, Mr. Tillerson said that while North Korea had sent “potentially positive signals” in talks with Seoul, Washington and Pyongyang remained “a long ways from negotiations.”“The first step is to have some kind of talks about talks,” Mr. Tillerson said.
Source: New York Times March 08, 2018 17:26 UTC