A delegation of the Federal Government is in the United State for a meeting of the 2020 U.S.-Nigeria Binational Commission in Washington, DC, which kicked off on Monday.
In the entourage are the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, the General Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation [NNPC], Mele Kyari, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.
Others on the entourage are the Attorney General of the Federation [AGF] and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, the National Security Adviser [NSA], Babagana Monguno, and Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq.
The theme of this year’s BNC is “Innovation and Ingenuity,” which reflects the entrepreneurial, inventive, and industrious spirit shared by the Nigerian and American people.
Established ten years ago, the Binational Commission is the premiere platform of engagement between Governments of the United States and Nigeria to expand cooperation and advance shared goals.
The delegations will discuss areas of strategic collaboration toward measurable progress, particularly in the areas of trade and investment, development, good governance, and security cooperation.
The meeting is coming days after the government of the United States slammed a tourist visa ban on Nigeria citing issues of insecurity in the land.