United States Commits to Strengthen Nigeria’s Presence in International Forums

Kurt Campbell, the United States Deputy Secretary of State, reiterated the U.S.’s commitment to engage in dedicated dialogue with Nigeria, aiming to bolster Nigeria’s representation in international forums. Speaking at a press conference during the 6th Session of the Nigeria-US Bi-National Commission in Abuja, Campbell emphasized U.S. support for Nigeria’s aspirations to join key global bodies such as the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and the G20.

Campbell underscored the importance of amplifying African voices on the global stage, acknowledging Nigeria’s desire to have a more significant role in international affairs. While acknowledging the complexities surrounding the UNSC, Campbell expressed confidence in the potential for practical steps to be taken by both nations to advance Nigeria’s objectives.

In response, Nigerian Foreign Affairs Minister, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar, highlighted the growth of the collaborative partnership between the two nations in recent years. Tuggar emphasized the value of further strengthening ties and expressed confidence in progress through mutual respect and cooperation.

During the two-day event, discussions covered a wide range of issues, including security, human development, technology, and economic prosperity. Both sides affirmed their commitment to shared values, including democracy, human rights, and economic cooperation.


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