Ivanka Trump, Nikki Haley discuss worldwide humanitarian crises

May 6, 2017 04:56

The two powerful figures in the Trump administration discussed issues ranging from Syria to Somalia.

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Ivanka Trump. (photo credit:REUTERS)

Ivanka Trump, first daughter and advisor to US President Donald Trump, met with US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley on Thursday at the White House. The two powerful figures in the Trump administration discussed worldwide humanitarian crises -- from Syria to Somalia.

The meeting between Ivanka Trump and Ambassador Haley puts the spotlight on US foreign aid, which Donald Trump has proposed to slash by 28 percent in the 2018 US federal budget as part of his "America First" policy.

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The budget proposal would also reduce US funding of United Nations programs and peacekeeping.

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