"We are not in any way attempting to keep Chinese dollars from Africa", said Tillerson, whose visit to Africa is his first time since becoming secretary of state more than a year ago.
Tillerson arrived in Ethiopia, Africa's second most populous nation, on March 7 and visited the African Union headquarters the following day.
AU Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat signaled that African leadership is ready to move on.
But "in terms of direct talks... we're a long way from negotiations, we just need to be very clear-eyed and realistic about it", he said.
Tillerson appreciated the efforts and role the AU plays in economic regional integration of Africa and ensuring peace and stability on the continent, as well as strengthening the African Center for Disease control, on which he said U.S.is keen to forge closer collaboration.
Tillerson is in Ethiopia on his first official tour of Africa before traveling to Chad, Djibouti, Kenya and Nigeria where he is expected to meet with top leaders in each country. They are badly needed. "It is important that African countries carefully consider the terms of those agreements and not forfeit their sovereignty".
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The secretary of state said the USA was not attempting to keep Chinese investment out of Africa, but said "it is important for African countries to carefully consider the terms of those investments".
Faki noted that Africans are "mature enough" to engage with countries on their own, and are keenly aware of their interests.
His remarks come against the backdrop of potentially sweeping cuts to American contributions to peacekeeping and aid operations - at a time when crises in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic and South Sudan, among others have placed vast strain on existing United Nations operations. "Chinese companies have built a lot of highways, railways, ports, airports and communication facilities, greatly improving Africa's economic development environment and helping Africa attract foreign investment". Chinese investment in the continent significantly outweighs USA investment.
In Ethiopia, for example, total US investment of around $567 million, is dwarfed by Chinese investments, which are more than $15 billion, according to the State Department.
Tillerson noted that corruption, whether it be high level secret deals, or petty deals on the street, is harmful to African society. It was unclear how many opportunities Tillerson would have to engage substantively with key leaders and African institutions such as the G5 Sahel joint counterterrorism force given the rapid pace and last-minute nature of his trip.
He will spend about a week on the continent visiting countries that play key roles in addressing Africa's security challenges, including Nigeria, Chad and Djibouti, which houses the only permanent US military base in Africa.
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