By Enyichukwu Enemanna
United States says the country’s President, Joe Biden, has reaffirmed his commitment to the longstanding relationship between Washington and Nigeria.
White House announced this in a statement after Biden’s encounter with Nigeria’s President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the G20 summit in New Delhi, India, on Sunday.
“President Joe Biden has reinforced our enduring commitment to the U.S.-Nigeria relationship and to the longstanding friendship between our two countries and peoples,” the statement read in part.
“President Biden welcomed the Tinubu Administration’s steps to reform Nigeria’s economy.
“He also thanked President Tinubu for his strong leadership as the chair of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to defend and preserve democracy and the rule of law in Niger and the broader region.”
Nigeria’s invitation to the G20 Summit is a recognition of the country’s important global role as Africa’s largest democracy and economy, White House quoted Biden as saying.