June 17, 2024

President Tinubu to meet Joe Biden at U.N. General Assembly

Nigerian President Bola Tinubu will meet US President Joe Biden next month on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York


The United Nations General Assembly will meet in New York from September 18 to September 26.


Presidency spokesman Ajuri Ngelale said in a statement that President Tinubu accepted the invitation which was presented by US presidential envoy and Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Molly Phee.


The two leaders are expected to discuss the situation in Niger, where Tinubu, as chair of the regional organization ECOWAS, is working with other West African heads of government to find a solution after a military junta took power from President Mohamed Bazoum.


Tinubu, who has started on Nigeria’s most daring reforms in decades, has called for more US investment in his country and greater cooperation for the defense of democracy in West Africa, as coup occurrences in the region have increased.


The US Presidential envoy however pledged support for the position of ECOWAS, and emphasised the high regard the U.S. Administration has for the leadership of the Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, President Bola Tinubu.

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