“I’m very excited about continuing my work to specifically focus on advocating and advancing the role of women on this continent and beyond.”
She added that she hopes the president will visit Africa.
“I’ve been deeply, deeply inspired by my trip here. And I think he will be as well,” she said.
Ivanka’s statement is coming a year after her father was under intense criticism after his private comments referring to “shithole countries” in Africa and other regions were leaked to journalists.
The continent has also been on the receiving end of Trump’s tough stance on immigration with the recent measure reportedly being the possible visa ban for countries whose nationals overstay their short-term visas.
The president’s daughter was in Africa to champion thewomen’s global development and prosperity initiative (W-GDP), a “whole-of-government” approach that aims to promote women’s economic empowerment (WEE) across the globe.
The initiative, which wasannounced by the US presidentin February 2019, seeks to economically empower 50 million women in the developing world by 2025.