The governments of the United States and Nigeria held a discussion on relations and recent developments.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama to highlight the importance his country places on the bond with Nigeria.
State Department spokesperson Ned Price made details of the conversation public.
The U.S. acknowledged the threats that terrorists pose to Nigerian and regional security.
Blinken welcomed Buhari’s appointment of Service Chiefs to combat terrorism in the Northeast and provide national security.
The top diplomat referenced President Joe Biden’s revocation of immigrant visa restrictions as affirmation of the close ties between Americans and Nigerians.
He outlined a holistic approach to the U.S.-Nigeria partnership “based on our shared values of democracy, respect for human rights, and robust people-to-people relations”.
Blinken reiterated America’s support for Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala as the new Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).