By Citizens Platform
President Barack Obama has invited President Goodluck Jonathan for a parley in New York next month, the United States’ Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Ms Wendy Sherman, has disclosed.
Sherman who revealed this while speaking with State House correspondents after meeting with President Jonathan, said Nigeria is a very important country, not only in Africa but in the world, which cannot be ignored.
While meeting with Jonathan, she delivered a letter from Obama to President Jonathan who accepted it adding that her country looks forward to working with Nigeria further on the basis of the letter.
She however parried the question of whether the failure of Barack Obama to visit Nigeria during his last trip to Africa was a snub on Nigeria, saying: “Our presidents will likely meet soon. I will leave that announcement to the President of the United States and the President of Nigeria. But Nigeria is a very important country, not only here on the continent but around the world.”
In her words: “It is the head of the Committee on Democracy and has been leader in so many ways, like in ECOWAS as a peace-keeper all around the world. These are the partnerships that are important to us.”
Sherman who is leading a delegation to the US-Nigeria Bi-National Commission meeting described the commission as an invaluable tool for the two countries to work together for a strong relationship between them.
She stressed that the commission would support Nigeria as it moves forward to meet all the challenges before it, including security, governance, education and agriculture.
Source: Citizens Platform
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