US Secretary of State To Meet Buhari On Security and the Economy

Via YALI, the US collaborates with public, private, and civil society partners across Africa to create programs and economic opportunities to support Africa's youth's creativity, innovation, and resources
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President Muhammadu Buhari at the 29th Forum of Heads of State and Government of Participating States of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) at the AU Summit in Addis Ababa on 8th Feb, 2020

According to a statement released by the US State Department on Monday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet digitally with President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss security and economic issues.

Blinken's first virtual trip to Africa, which starts on Tuesday, includes the meeting. He plans to travel to Kenya and Nigeria, where he will meet with young people from all over Africa.

According to a statement from the US State Department, Blinken's meeting with Buhari
"will underscore our shared goals of strengthening democratic governance, building lasting security, and promoting economic ties and diversification".

The US top diplomat will also meet with Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, to reiterate the relevance of the two countries' bilateral relationship and address issues of common concern.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken

Blinken is expected to meet with a Nigerian healthcare worker during his visit, which involves a health collaboration case.

"Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will embark tomorrow, April 27 (today), on his first virtual trip to Africa, where he will visit Kenya and Nigeria and engage with young people from across the continent,” according to a statement from the US Department of State.

“Secretary Blinken will begin his virtual travel to Africa meeting with Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) alumni. In a “Ten Questions with Tony” event, YALI alumni will have an opportunity to engage with the Secretary on a range of topics, including the role of youths in the future of Africa, economic development, democracy and good governance, climate change, and health.

Via YALI, the US collaborates with public, private, and civil society partners across Africa to create programs and economic opportunities to support Africa's youth's creativity, innovation, and resources.