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What US Secretary Blinken told Tinubu during a phone conversation

Matthew Miller of the office of the spokesperson to the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, has confirmed the phone conversation between the Secretary of State and Nigeria’s President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. 

Anthony-Blinken, US Secretary of State. Credit: US Embassy in Mexico
Anthony-Blinken, US Secretary of State. Credit: US Embassy in Mexico

Matthew Miller of the office of the spokesperson to the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, has confirmed the phone conversation between the Secretary of State and Nigeria’s President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. 

This was contained in a statement on the US government website on Tuesday.

“Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke this morning with Nigerian President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu to emphasize his continued commitment to further strengthening the U.S.-Nigeria relationship with the incoming administration.

“The Secretary noted that the U.S.-Nigeria partnership is built on shared interests and strong people-to-people ties and that those links should continue to strengthen under President-elect Tinubu’s tenure. 

“Secretary Blinken and President-elect Tinubu discussed the importance of inclusive leadership that represents all Nigerians, continued comprehensive security cooperation, and reforms to support economic growth”, the statement reads.

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