“I’m committed to strengthening relations with your administration,” U.S. Secretary of State tells president-elect Tinubu

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The U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has said he is committed to further strengthening US-Nigeria relationship with the incoming administration of President-elect Bola Tinubu.

Blinken, in a statement by U.S. State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller, said he called the President-elect on Tuesday, May 16, to discuss issues of interest.

According to the statement, “Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke this morning with Nigerian President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu to emphasize his continued commitment to further strengthening the U.S.-Nigeria relationship with the incoming administration.

The Secretary noted that the U.S.-Nigeria partnership is built on shared interests and strong people-to-people ties and that those links should continue to strengthen under President-elect Tinubu’s tenure.

Secretary Blinken and President-elect Tinubu discussed the importance of inclusive leadership that represents all Nigerians, continued comprehensive security cooperation, and reforms to support economic growth.”


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