During his meeting with President Bola Tinubu on the sidelines of the G20 summit in New Delhi, India, President Joe Biden of the United States reaffirmed the commitment of the United States to its relationship with Nigeria.
Biden emphasized his administration’s dedication to the enduring friendship between the two nations and peoples, as reported in an official statement on the White House website.
President Biden commended the Tinubu Administration for its efforts to implement economic reforms in Nigeria and praised President Tinubu’s strong leadership as the chair of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in defending and upholding democracy and the rule of law in Niger and the broader region.
President Biden’s statement on Nigeria’s role at the G20 summit
Regarding Nigeria’s invitation to the G20 Summit, President Biden’s statement recognized Nigeria’s significant global role as Africa’s largest democracy and economy.
President Tinubu attended the two-day summit at the special invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and held bilateral meetings with leaders from Germany, South Korea, and India.
During these meetings, President Tinubu discussed economic growth and the importance of attracting large-scale manufacturers like Volkswagen to invest in Nigeria.
The German Chancellor expressed interest in advancing economic relations with Nigeria and expressed his intention to visit Nigeria in October to further strengthen economic initiatives.
President Biden is scheduled to meet with the leadership of the United Arab Emirates during a technical stopover in Abu Dhabi after departing from New Delhi, India.