The United States Government has expressed its assist for the latest appointment of navy service chiefs by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The new appointments are anticipated to deliver new approaches to combating terrorism within the northeast and supply nationwide safety throughout the nation.
According to a statement signed by the spokesperson for the US Department of States, Ned Price, this disclosure was made by the brand new US Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken, throughout a cellphone name dialog with Nigeria’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, on Monday, March 1, 2021.
He additionally acknowledged the threats that violent extremists posed to Nigeria and regional safety as an entire.
While highlighting the significance that the United States positioned on its relationship with Nigeria, Secretary Blinken outlined a holistic strategy to the US-Nigeria partnership based mostly on their shared values of democracy, respect for human rights and strong people-to-people relations.
The assertion mentioned that as a part of efforts to make sure a superb relationship with Nigeria, Blinken referred to President Biden’s revocation of immigrant visa restrictions on Nigeria as an affirmation of the shut ties between Americans and Nigerians.
He additionally reiterated the assist of the United States for Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala as the brand new Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Talking in regards to the dialog together with his US counterpart, Geoffrey Onyema expressed his delight on the dialogue which coated a broad vary of bilateral and multilateral points.
He mentioned, “Very glad to re-engage, through a very nice phone call with US Secretary of State, Secretary Blinken. We covered a broad range of bilateral and multilateral issues and look forward to increased cooperation.”
On his half, Secretary Blinken mentioned, “Delighted to speak with Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyema. We deeply value our bilateral relationship with Nigeria and look forward to rejuvenating our partnership based on shared values of democracy, respect for human rights, and robust people-to-people relations.”
What this implies
This seems to be a renewed partnership and bilateral relationship between the United States and Nigeria, which appeared to have suffered some setbacks throughout the Trump administration.
This was clearly evident in visa restrictions on Nigeria and the refusal of the final US administration to assist the affirmation of Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala because the Director-General of the WTO regardless of the unanimous assist of member states.
Very glad to re-engage, by means of a really good phonecall, with US Secretary of State, @SecBlinken. We coated a broad vary of bilateral and multilateral points and look ahead to elevated cooperation. 🇳🇬🇺🇸 @USinNigeria @StateDept
— Geoffrey Onyeama (@GeoffreyOnyeama) March 1, 2021