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Lifting of visa restrictions affirms our close ties with Nigeria – US govt


The United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, said on Monday the lifting of visa restrictions on Nigeria was a certification of the close ties between the two nations.

The ex US President, Donald Trump, pummeled the visa restrictions on Nigeria and a couple of different nations in February a year ago.

President Joe Biden lifted the visa restrictions in January, a couple of days after his inauguration as the US 46th President.

He additionally signer a few Executive Orders invalidating a few estimates set up by his archetype.

Blinken, according to an assertion endorsed by the Spokesperson of the US State Department, Ned Price, expressed this when he talked with Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.

He likewise emphasized the US support for the new Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

Okonjo-Iweala assumed office as WTO boss on Monday.

The statement read: “Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken, spoke today (Monday) with Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama to highlight the importance that the United States places on our relationship with Nigeria.

“Secretary Blinken outlined a holistic approach to the US-Nigeria partnership based on our shared values of democracy, respect for human rights, and robust people-to-people relations.

“Acknowledging the threats that violent extremists pose to Nigerian and regional security, he welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent appointment of military service chiefs to bring new approaches to combat terrorism in the North-East and provide national security throughout the country.

“Secretary Blinken referenced President Biden’s revocation of immigrant visa restrictions on Nigeria as an affirmation of the close ties between Americans and Nigerians.

“Secretary Blinken reiterated US support for Dr.Ngozi Okonjo Iweala as the new Director-General of the WTO.”


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