NIIA Sports Diplomacy, US-African Summit and US Consulate Dinner: The Challenge of Agenda 2034


Bola A. Akinterinwa 

In the making of a New World, international understanding and cooperation appear to have become a desideratum for survival. Emphasis is increasingly being placed on how to promote economic productivity and better life. In the past one week, three significant events took place that were aimed at better international understanding and economic development in the United States and Nigeria. In Nigeria, the United States Consul General to Nigeria, Mr. Will Stevens, adopted the food diplomacy approach to promote a better US-Nigeria relations by hosting a Christmas dinner diplomacy to which fifty leading scholars, media professionals, business entrepreneurs and other notable Nigerians were invited. The dinner was held on Thursday, 15th December, 2022 as from 6pm in Ikoyi, Lagos. 

Similarly, the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) held a conversation on ‘Sports, Culture, and Diplomacy’ on the same day as from 11am at the newly…

Source: Thisday Newspaper