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US Government Vows to Support Nigeria To Counter Terrorism, Conduct Credible Elections In 2023

Antony Blinken

The administration of the United States has vowed to back Nigerian efforts to combat terrorism and insecurity there country.

Even as it vowed to promote free and fair elections in 2023, the US said it celebrated Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Day with Nigerians.

The US Secretary, Antony Blinken, stated in a press release on Saturday that the connection between the two nations was based on shared values of democracy, diversity, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Blinken asserts that the US is devoted to aiding Nigeria’s efforts to combat terrorism, instability, and ensure free and fair elections.

The statement read, “On behalf of the USA, I extend best wishes to the people of Nigeria on the 62nd anniversary of their independence.

“The partnership between our two countries is strong and is built on our shared values of democracy, diversity, and a spirit of entrepreneurship.

“The US is committed to supporting Nigerian efforts to counter terrorism and insecurity, improve health systems, strengthen democratic institutions, promote respect for human rights, and bolster economic growth including through bilateral trade and investment between the US and Nigeria.

“We stand with Nigeria as a democratic partner in supporting free and fair elections and value Nigeria’s leadership on global and regional issues including the fight to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We look forward to expanding our relationship over the coming year and advancing our mutual interests. The US joins in your celebration and extends our sincerest congratulations.”

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