Wednesday, 17 October, 2018


US First Lady Melania Trump concludes two-day visit to Kenya

First lady Melania Trump visits the ancient statue of Sphinx with the body of a lion and a human head at the historic site of Giza Pyramids in Giza near Cairo Egypt Oct. 6 2018 US First Lady Melania Trump concludes two-day visit to Kenya
Hannah Rogers | 06 October, 2018, 19:54

But for many observers it will be remembered for her choice of headgear.

The U.S. first lady arrived in Cairo on Saturday after a flight from Kenya.

The First Lady held a one-hour meeting with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his wife at the palace, the longest of her tour, and was then driven to the United States embassy before heading to the Pyramids of Giza.

Terminal 2 will be closed ahead of US First Lady Melania Trump's arrival on Thursday night.

She will visit Egypt as her last stop.

She will visit the Great Sphinx and the pyramids, and had planned to meet Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and his wife, first lady Entissar Mohameed Amer ahead of her day sightseeing.

Mrs Trump left Washington on Monday and began her trip in Ghana and then headed to Malawi.

"I think he's highly qualified for the Supreme Court", she told reporters traveling with her in Egypt.

US first lady Melania Trump visits the Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt, October 6, 2018.

Kim Yi Dionne, an African politics expert at UC Riverside, tweeted: "Melania Trump wearing a pith helmet on her trip to "Africa" is more than a silly sartorial choice. I'm glad that Judge Kavanaugh was heard, FBI investigation was done - is completed - and (the) Senate voted", Trump said, referring to psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford who had accused him of sexually assaulting her.

Finishing off the look, she added a cream wide-brim hat, which had been embellished with a black ribbon - co-ordinating with the rest of her outfit.

"We are having funding, so we are helping the countries, and we are working hard for helping them, and we will continue to help", she said.

Her office has described the trip as a "showcase" for the work of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), even at a time when her husband's government is looking to slash US aid across the world. "It is a lovely thing to see".

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