Buhari, US talks on governance, security Tuesday

President Muhammadu Buhari and the United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will discuss strengthening democratic governance and security amidst a range of issues on Tuesday.

According to the US Department of State, Blinken would speak to other Nigerian leaders. He will also participate in a health partnership programme underscoring US collaboration against spread of infectious diseases.

“Secretary Blinken will then travel virtually to Nigeria, where he will underscore our shared goals of strengthening democratic governance, building lasting security, and promoting economic ties and diversification,” the statement read.

President Muhammadu Buhari

“People-to-people connections, underpinned by the dynamic Nigerian diaspora in the United States, amplify and strengthen our relationship.

“During his visit, Secretary Blinken will meet with President Buhari and Foreign Minister Onyeama to reiterate the value of our bilateral relationship and discuss issues of shared importance,” said the statement.

It added Blinken will equally meet with a beneficiary of the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program and a Nigerian health care worker.

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