Details of the phone call between US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu have emerged.
Naija News learned that Bliken phoned Tinubu on Tuesday after the announcement of imposing visa restrictions on specific people who undermined the democratic process in the 2023 election.
In a statement released by US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller, Blinken told Tinubu that the Joe Biden administration is committed to strengthening ties with Nigeria.
The US secretary said the US-Nigerian partnership is built on mutual interests and strong people-to-people relationships, and those relationships will continue to grow under Tinubu’s tenure.
Miller added that Bliken and Tinubu discussed the importance of inclusive leadership on behalf of all Nigerians and reforms to support Nigeria’s economic growth. The statement reads as follows:
“This morning, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Nigerian President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu to underscore his commitment to continuing to further strengthen U.S.-Nigerian relations with the new administration.
“The Secretary noted that the U.S.-Nigerian partnership is built on mutual interests and strong people-to-people relationships, and that those relationships are expected to continue to grow under Mr. President-elect Tinubu.
Minister Blinken and President-elect Tinubu discussed the importance of inclusive leadership on behalf of all Nigerians, the pursuit of comprehensive security cooperation, and reforms to support growth. economy.”
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