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Team Trump says no meeting was scheduled with Congo's Sassou

Team Trump says no meeting was scheduled with Congo's Sassou


A spokesperson for President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump, has denied reports of a meeting between him and President of the Republic of Congo, Denis Sassou Nguesso.

Hope Hicks said there had never been a meeting scheduled and that there would not be one before Trump takes office on January 20.

The Congolese government spokesperson, Thierry Moungalla, disclosed via Twitter on Monday that there was a meeting scheduled between Sassou and Trump.

Rencontre entre realDonaldTrump et #Denis_Sassou_Nguesso aux #USA demain. #Crise_libyenne RFIAfrique ICIBrazza congosouverain SassouCG pic.twitter.com/TIAYYUt6uw

— Thierry Moungalla (Thierry_mounga) December 26, 2016

Moungalla said the meeting between the two leaders was to center around Libya’s security situation and other African issues but failed to disclose any further details.

Trump officially takes office as President on January 20 after winning the polls in November this year. Much of the issues surrounding him since securing his seat in Washington has been around his cabinet.

Trump according to Reuters is currently holding a series of meetings at his residence in Palm Beach, Florida and at his Trump Tower building in New York City as he prepares for January 20.

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