Secretary Antony J. Blinken with Maupe Ogun-Yusuf of Channels TV

INTERVIEW ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE INNOV8 HUB ABUJA, NIGERIA QUESTION:  Okay.  So people are talking about how this is a resuscitation – your visit to Africa is a resuscitation of U.S. Africa policy, and you’re thinking that this time around, perhaps your policy is going to be tailored to every country’s needs.  Is that going to be the case this ...
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken with Stephanie Busari of CNN International

INTERVIEW ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE INNOV8 HUB ABUJA, NIGERIA QUESTION:  Secretary Blinken, thank you so much for joining us. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good to be with you. QUESTION:  Let’s start with Ethiopia.  Your administration – the President, yourself – has been calling for a ceasefire for months.  And this has not happened thus far.  What – how much time will you give for ...
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken To Mission Nigeria Staff, U.S. Embassy Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria.

AMBASSADOR LEONARD:  Thanks so much, everybody, for that warm welcome.  I just wanted to tell the Secretary that, actually, although yesterday was local staff appreciation day, we saved it for today because we wanted him to be here to celebrate, as well.  But you have before you, Mr. Secretary, our U.S. employees, our local employees, ...
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The United States and Africa: Building a 21st Century Partnership

SPEECH ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATES ABUJA, NIGERIA SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good morning, everyone.  Thank you very much, Vice President Koroma.  Thank you for the very kind introduction, but thank you especially for your leadership here at ECOWAS – not just today, but every single day.  And it’s very good to be here at ECOWAS, which ...
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The United States and Nigeria: Strategic Partners

Office of the Spokesperson We look forward to rejuvenating our partnership based on our shared values of democracy, respect for human rights, and robust people-to-people relations. – Secretary Antony J Blinken, March 1, 2021 Secretary Antony J. Blinken will visit Nigeria November 18-19, where he will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Foreign ...
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