ABUJA, Aug. 14
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and U.S. President Barack Obama will meet in Washington DC on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in September in New York, a visiting U.S. official said Wednesday in Abuja.
U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs
Wendy Sherman disclosed this to
reporters shortly after a closed door
meeting with President Jonathan.Sherman, who led a delegation to the
U.S.-Nigeria Bi-national Commission
meeting starting Thursday, said she
delivered a letter from the U.S. president
to his Nigerian counterpart.
The U.S. official reiterated the pivotal role of Nigeria in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and in peacekeeping missions all around the world. She said the U.S.-Nigeria Bi-National Commission is an invaluable tool for the two countries to work together for a strong relationship between them.
Sherman said the commission would
support Nigeria as it moves forward to
meet all the challenges before it. She told reporters that the issues before the commission ranged from security to
governance, education and agriculture.