PALM BEACH, Fla. Dec 27 U.S. President-elect
Donald Trump has no meeting planned with Republic of Congo
President Denis Sassou, a Trump spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
Sassou's spokesman, Thierry Moungalla, earlier had said
Sassou, a member of the African Union's High Level Committee on
Libya, and Trump were scheduled for a U.S. meeting on Tuesday to
discuss the political turmoil in Libya and other African issues.
Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said there had never been a
meeting scheduled and would not be one before Trump takes office
on Jan. 20.
Trump has been holding a series of meetings at his home in
Palm Beach, Florida, as well as Trump Tower in New York City as
he prepares to assume the White House from Democratic U.S.
President Barack Obama on Jan. 20. Most of the meetings have
centered on possible candidates to serve in his administration,
including his Cabinet.
Trump aides have said he is scheduled to meet this week with
Elsa Murano, who served as undersecretary of agriculture for
food safety under President George W. Bush and is a possible
contender for agriculture secretary, although no date was given.
(Reporting by Richard Cowan in Palm Beach, Florida; Writing by
Susan Heavey; Editing by Bill Trott)