First lady Melania Trump echoed her husband’s desire for countries to be less reliant on the U.S. during a reception Wednesday for the spouses of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly.
Trump, who is working with the United States Agency for International Development to prepare for her first major solo trip abroad, lauded the organization for “working with developing countries around the world to help them with their journey to self-reliance.”
“Because of the many successful partnerships they have built in both the public and private sectors, USAID is able to maximize their impact and work towards a time when there will no longer be a need for foreign assistance,” she said Wednesday in New York. “When more people have opportunity, and when societies are freer and more democratic, our own country is safer and stronger.”
Melania Trump plans to visit Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt when she travels abroad in October.
Each nation has worked with USAID by educating women about healthcare, increasing access to education, or HIV prevention, she said.
In remarks to world leaders on Tuesday, President Trump rejected the idea of globalism, while touting “America’s sovereignty.”
As Written By The Washington Examiner:
“First Lady Melania Trump announced she’ll be visiting four “beautiful and very different” countries when she travels to Africa next month on her first major solo trip abroad.
Starting Oct. 1, she will stop in Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, and Egypt, she said Wednesday at a reception for the spouses of dignitaries from around the world during the annual United Nations General Assembly session in New York City.
Trump plans to highlight the African nations’ “progress in overcoming some of their biggest challenges,” she said, as part of her “Be Best” initiative, which focuses on the well-being of children, fighting opioid abuse, and promoting positivity on social media.”