Melania Trump announces stops on her African tour next week
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Melania TrumpMelania TrumpOusted Bolton aide says it was 'an honor' to serve Trump administration Melania Trump: Not surprising that critics 'have chosen to ridicule me' for 'Be Best' campaign The Hill's 12:30 Report — Sponsored by Delta Air Lines — Trump sanctions 17 Saudis over Khashoggi killing | Insurgents seek female challenger to Pelosi for Speakership | Broward County finishes machine recount MORE will head to four countries — Malawi, Kenya, Egypt and Ghana — as part of her upcoming African tour.

The first lady announced during Wednesday remarks in New York the nations she would be visiting on her first major solo international trip.

Lauding the places she was poised to travel starting Monday as four “beautiful and very different” African countries, Trump said they’ve all “worked alongside USAID and our partners to make great progress in overcoming some of their biggest challenges.”

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Trump touted the “work this administration is doing through the work of USAID and others” and said she was looking forward to “take the message of my Be Best campaign to many of the countries and children throughout Africa.”

Trump, 48, launched Be Best — a children’s wellness and anti-bullying initiative — earlier this year.

“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,” Trump said at a United Nations event.

“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,” she told the crowd, which included the first ladies of Ghana and Malawi.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpAvenatti ‘still considering’ presidential run despite domestic violence arrest Mulvaney positioning himself to be Commerce Secretary: report Kasich: Wouldn’t want presidential run to ‘diminish my voice’ MORE was met with significant criticism earlier this year when he referred to some African nations as “shithole countries.”

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said during the January meeting with lawmakers in Oval Office.

Plans for Melania Trump’s first major trip overseas trip sans her husband were revealed last month, but this is the first time the White House has announced the specific nations she would visit.