US Secretary Blinken to meet with Buhari over insecurity

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US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken will meet President Muhammadu Buhari virtually over the issue of insecurity in Nigeria
US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken will meet President Muhammadu Buhari virtually over the issue of insecurity in Nigeria
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United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, will virtually meet with President Muhammadu Buhari over security and economic issues, a statement from the US State Department said on Monday.

The meeting is part of Blinken’s first virtual trip to Africa, which begins on Tuesday.

He is scheduled to visit Kenya and Nigeria while engaging with young people from across the continent.

Blinken’s meeting with Buhari “will underscore our shared goals of strengthening democratic governance, building lasting security, and promoting economic ties and diversification,” the US State Department statement said.

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The US top diplomat will also meet with Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama to “reiterate the value of our bilateral relationship and discuss issues of shared importance.”

The visit includes a health partnership event where Blinken is expected to meet with a Nigerian health care worker.