US Secretary Of State To Parley With Buhari On Terrorism,Economy

President Buhari and US Secretary of State, John Kerry
President Buhari and US Secretary of State, John Kerry

The United States’ Secretary of State, John Kerry will be visiting Nigeria on Tuesday, August 23,to hold talks with President Muhammadu Buhari on counter-terrorism efforts, the Nigerian economy, the fight against corruption, and human rights issues.

Aside the parley with the President, Secretary Kerry is also expected tto carry out other activities, including a meeting with a group of adolescent girls working to change community perceptions that devalue the role of girls in society, as well as meeting with Northern Governors and religious leaders

Kerry will pay a visit to Sokoto State where he is expected to deliver a speech on the importance of resilient communities and religious tolerance in countering violent extremism.

From Nigeria, Kerry will be visiting Nairobi, Kenya, to meet with President Kenyatta to discuss regional security issues and counter-terrorism cooperation, as well as bilateral issues.

In a statement by the Information Office Public Affairs Section, Embassy of the United States of America, Secretary Kerry will also meet with Kenya’s Foreign Minister, Amina Mohamed and other Regional Foreign Ministers to discuss key challenges in East Africa, including the prospects for resumption of a political process in South Sudan and support to Somalia’s political transition and ongoing fight against Al-Shabaab.



    He will have the opportunity to meet with participants of the Young African Leaders Initiative and the Mandela Washington Fellows programs.

    After Kenya, Secretary Kerry is expected at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for series of meetings with senior Saudi leaders, his counterparts from the Gulf Cooperation Council, the United Kingdom, and the United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen.

    His discussion will focus on the ongoing conflict in Yemen and efforts to restore peace and stability.

    Additionally, the leaders will discuss the region’s most pressing challenges, including Syria and the global effort to counter ISIS and violent extremism.

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