Abuja – U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan would visit Nigeria on Nov. 19 and 20, where he would lead the U.S. interagency delegation to the Bi-National Commission (BNC) meetings in Abuja.
The high-level bilateral meeting between Nigeria and the U.S. would be hosted by the Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama.
The BNC is a collaborative forum founded during the first term of the former U.S. President Barack Obama’s presidency.
Its stated mission is “to build partnerships for tangible and measurable progress on issues critical to United States’ and Nigeria’s shared future”.
Working groups at the BNC would focus on security cooperation, governance and democracy, as well as economic growth and development.
The Deputy Secretary is the highest ranking member of the President Donald Trump’s administration to visit Nigeria.
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