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U.S. Department of State to Host the 2020 U.S.-Nigeria Binational Commission Meeting

The Department of State hosted the Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama and his interagency delegation from Nigeria, for the Bi-national Commission (BNC) themed, “Innovation and Ingenuity.”
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 discussed areas of strategic collaboration toward measurable progress, particularly in the areas of trade and investment, development, good governance, and security cooperation.

The team led by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva accompanied by the Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mallam Kyari and Hon. Musa Sarkin Adar held strategic meetings at the #BNC with; the Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Energy Resources, Frank Fannon. The focus for the meeting is to strengthen cooperation in the energy sector (upstream investments and support for #NNPC's infrastructure projects),

the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of International Affairs of the U.S. Department of Energy, Matthew Zais, to secure alignment on US Oil and Gas investments while deepening support for NNPC's infrastructure projects, the Managing Director for Africa, Worku Gachou and other Top Executives to seek financing intervention for NNPC's projects and deepening of engagements with Investors to deliver infrastructure projects and the Ag. Deputy Director, Todd Abrajano and other key executives. 

The conversation focused on establishing strategic investor relations that will culminate in investments in Nigeria.

Source: Aso Rock Villa

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