National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met today with Nigerian National Security Adviser Nuhu Ribadu about bilateral security cooperation, efforts to counter terrorism in West Africa, and the importance of respect for human rights, strengthening democratic institutions, and good governance across the continent.  Mr. Sullivan reiterated President Biden’s commitment to Africa and underscored the strength of the U.S.-Nigerian relationship, including welcoming Nigeria’s strong leadership of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).  Mr. Sullivan also raised areas where the United States and Nigeria share interests, particularly in supporting peace and stability in countries that have recently experienced political transitions. Both decided to maintain close coordination and continue to deepen our partnership to advance shared interests.


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