US Deputy Secretary to co-chair 6th US – Nigeria BNC in Abuja

United State Deputy Secretary, Kurt M. Campbell, is set to travel to Abuja, Nigeria; London, United Kingdom; and Paris, France; from April 29 to May 3, 2024.

A press statement by the U S Mission, Monday, stated that: “In Abuja, the Deputy Secretary would co-chair the sixth U.S.- Nigeria Binational Commission (BNC) with Foreign Minister Yusuf Tuggar to discuss partnerships; security cooperation; shared prosperity; democracy, governance and accountability; and the movement of people.

“He will also meet with senior Nigerian government officials, business leaders, and civil society representatives.”

According to the statement, “In London, the Deputy Secretary will participate in bilateral meetings on the Indo-Pacific and the AUKUS trilateral security partnership.

“He will also meet with UK counterparts to discuss continued support for Ukraine, as well as efforts to achieve a ceasefire in Gaza in conjunction with the release of hostages, and address the dire humanitarian situation.”

In the same vein, “In Paris, the Deputy Secretary will attend the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM), chaired by Japan, under the theme of “Co-creating the Flow of Change: Leading Global Discussions with Objective and Reliable Approaches Toward Sustainable and Inclusive Growth.”

It further noted that, “In addition to his meetings at the OECD, the Deputy Secretary will meet with French counterparts on support for Ukraine, the PRC’s support for Russia’s war against Ukraine, and an Indo-Pacific dialogue.”