U.S. Nigeria Holds Bi-National Commission Meetings
Nigeria and the United States will hold Bi-National Commission (BNC) meetings on November 19 and 20.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, John Sullivan, will lead the U.S. interagency delegation to the meeting that will hold in the oil-rich nation's capital.
He is expected to arrive in Nigeria on Sunday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that 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.
Its major focus 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 since Trump became president.
He would convey the U.S. Government’s commitment to a strong partnership with the Government and people of Nigeria.
The United States-Nigeria Bi-National Commission last met on March 30 to April 1, 2016, in Washington, D.C.