Obama Administration Broadens Ties to Nigeria

Nigeria’s acting president, Goodluck Jonathan will take part in next week’s Nuclear Security Summit at the White House, where he is also expected to meet President Obama. On April 6, the administration took what Secretary of State Hilary Clinton called a “concrete step forward that will strengthen and deepen the partnership between our two nations” with the launch in Washington, DC of the U.S.-Nigeria Binational Commission. In an interview, U.S. Ambassador Robin Sanders calls Nigeria an “extraordinary friend of the United States” and says American want to see Nigeria succeed. “But we can’t want more for Nigeria than Nigeria wants for itself.”

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