Ivanka Trump arrived in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, Sunday for a summit on African women's economic inclusion and empowerment.
President Donald Trump's daughter and senior adviser visited a coffee shop and textile company in Addis Ababa. She is there to promote a $50 million initiative enacted by her father in February that is aimed at encouraging women's employment in developing countries.
The Women's Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative says it hopes to "reach 50 million women by 2025, through the work of the the United States Government and its partners."
"Fundamentally, we believe that investing in women is a smart development policy and it is a smart business," Ivanka Trump said after sampling coffee at a traditional Ethiopian ceremony. "It's also in our security interest, because women, when we're empowered, foster peace and stability."
Ivanka Trump will also meet with meet with Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed before going on to Ivory Coast, where she will attend a meeting on economic opportunities for women in West Africa.
Source: VOA news