ABC Sets Interview With Melania Trump for '20/20'

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Tom Llamas will interview the first lady during her trip to Africa.

ABC News says its reporter Tom Llamas will interview Melania Trump during her trip to Africa for a 20/20 special to air Oct. 12.

The sit-down interview is a coup for the network as the first lady rarely speaks to the press. She briefly spoke to CNN's Kate Bennett during last year's trip to China, while they were both standing on the Great Wall.

Llamas, who is weekend anchor of World News Tonight, is among the reporters following the first lady on her first solo overseas trip. She was in Malawi on Thursday, touting the work of the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Mrs. Trump opened her first extended international tour as first lady on Tuesday in the West African nation of Ghana. She arrived in Kenya late Thursday for a series of events on Friday before she continues on to Egypt, her final stop.

ABC says excerpts of the interview will air on other network news programs next week.