US says Africa is 'very important', but doesn't apologize

African envoys heard about how important their continent is to the United States during a private meeting on Thursday, but did not receive an apology for President Donald 's vulgar 's***hole' comment.

US Ambassador Nikki Haley met with the 54-nation African Group at the United Nations to discuss a number of topics including the war on terrorism and combating HIV. 

United Nations U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told African envoys their continent is 'very important' to the US, but failed to apologize for President Donald Trump's 's***hole countries' comment. Haley is pictured here during a U.N. Security Council meeting on January 18, 2018 at U.N. headquarters

United Nations U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told African envoys their continent is 'very important' to the US, but failed to apologize for President Donald 's 's***hole countries' comment. Haley is pictured here during a U.N. Security Council meeting on January 18, 2018 at U.N. headquarters

Equatorial Guinea's UN ambassador Anatolio Ndong Mba (pictured) says they are still hoping for an apology from Trump

Equatorial Guinea's UN ambassador Anatolio Ndong Mba (pictured) says they are still hoping for an apology from

Haley also told the group that 'Africa is very important for the United States', Equatorial Guinea's UN ambassador Anatolio Ndong Mba said. 

Haley, however, failed to apologize for remarks made during an immigration meeting at the White House last week.

She told the African

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