Revocation of visa restrictions on Nigeria affirms close ties between Americans and Nigerians ― US secretary

United States Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken has said that the revocation of immigrant visa restrictions on Nigeria was an affirmation of the close ties between Americans and Nigerians.

Blinken said this on Monday in a phone call with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, to highlight the importance that the US places in its relationship with Nigeria.

According to the Office of the US Spokesperson, Ned Price, Secretary Blinken “outlined a holistic approach to the US -Nigeria partnership based on our shared values of democracy, respect for human rights, and robust people-to-people relations. 

“Acknowledging the threats that violent extremists pose to Nigerian and regional security, he welcomed President Buhari’s recent appointment of military service chiefs to bring new approaches to combat terrorism in the northeast and provide national security throughout the country. 

“Secretary Blinken referenced President Biden’s revocation of immigrant visa restrictions on Nigeria as an affirmation of the close ties between Americans and Nigerians. 

“Secretary Blinken reiterated US support for Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala as the new Director-General of the WTO.”

 

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