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“Blinken To Visit Nigeria Soon”

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The current Secretary of State of the United States of America, Sir Antony J. Blinken will not only visit Nigeria but also some African countries like Senegal and Kenya from November 15-20, underscoring the depth and breadth of our relationships with African partners.

The purpose of the visit of the Secretary is to enhance U.S.-Africa collaboration on shared priorities internationally which entails putting a stop to the COVID-19 pandemic and edificing an expansive economy, combatting the climate changes, bringing back our democracies and promoting peace and security.

Secretary Blinken will begin his tour in Nairobi, where he will discuss with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs Ambassador Raychelle Omamo, assuring stout partnership with Kenya.

The Secretary and representatives of the Kenyan government will discuss our shared interests as members of the UN Security Council, including addressing regional security issues such as Ethiopia, Somalia, and Sudan.

Our correspondent at TrackNews Online, Mohammed Oluwatimileyin Taoherd, covered that the Secretary will advance U.S.-Kenyan cooperation on ending COVID-19, improving clean energy access, and protecting the environment. The Secretary will underscore U.S. reinforcement for a pacific Kenyan election in 2022.

Secretary Blinken will then travel to Abuja, where he will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama and discuss furthering cooperation on global health security, expanding energy access and economic growth, and revitalizing democracy.
TrackNews Online gathered that the Secretary will deliver a speech on U.S.-Africa policy in the capital of Africa’s largest democracy and also in addition will engage with Nigerian entrepreneurs in the digital sector.

The Secretary will conclude his trip in Dakar, where he will meet with President Macky Sall and Foreign Minister Aïssata Tall Sall to reaffirm the close partnership between our two countries.

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