She visited Saudi Arabia last year with her husband, US President Donald Trump, but for her next visit to the MENA region, Melania Trump is traveling solo. The First Lady of the United States this week revealed details of her upcoming trip to the African continent, the first extended international tour she will undertake alone.
Slovenia-born Trump will visit Egypt, as well as Ghana, Malawi, and Kenya from October 1, she stated while speaking at a reception for the spouses of foreign leaders at the UN General Assembly. FLOTUS will use the trip to spread the message of her “Be Best” initiative, a campaign devised by Trump to promote the social, emotional, and physical health of children.
“Whether it is education, drug addiction, hunger, online safety or bullying, poverty or disease, it is too often children who are hit first, and hardest, across the globe,” she said, according to AP. “Each of us hails from a country with its own unique challenges, but I know in my heart we are united by our commitment to raising the next generation to be happy, healthy and morally responsible adults.” Trump has not yet revealed her itinerary for her visit to Egypt, but details are expected to be released in coming days.
Together with President Trump, FLOTUS has visited Saudi Arabia, Turkey, France, Japan, and the UK, among other nations, since her husband took office. Melania has not traveled as much in recent months, following an operation on her kidneys back in May.