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Despite Visa Suspension, Nigeria’s Foreign Minister Leads Delegate To Washington On Monday

President Buhari and foreign minister Geoffrey Onyeama

Despite the announcement yesterday, January 31, by the United States of America, of immigrant visa suspension on Nigeria  among other countries, the Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama is scheduled to lead delegation to the Nigeria-US Bi-National Commission (BNC) holding between Monday, February 3, and Tuesday February 4, in Washington DC.

A statement today, February 1 by the foreign affairs ministy’s spokesman, Ferdinand Nwonye, confirmed that the Minister would lead the Nigerian delegation to the meeting with the theme: “Mutual Prosperity through Innovation and Ingenuity.”
“Deliberations at the session will focus on areas of mutual interest, including good governance and anti-corruption, trade and investment, development and food security and security and counter-terrorism efforts.
“The Ministry wishes to recall that the Nigeria-US Bi-National Commission (BNC) was established in April 2010 in Washington DC as a platform for closer cooperation between both countries.
“The BNC has continued to serve as a veritable mechanism for sustained bilateral high level dialogue to promote and coordinate diplomatic, economic, military, technical, cultural and social cooperation between Nigeria and the US.”
Source: NAN.

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