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We will continue to support Nigeria’s war against terrorism, says US

The US secretary of state, Antony Blinken has stated that the United States will continue to support Nigeria’s efforts to fight terrorism and strengthen democratic institutions.

This was contained in a congratulatory message issued on Friday by Blinken to felicitate with Nigeria on its 61st  Independence Day.

According to Blinken, the strong relationship between the two countries is based on a shared commitment to democracy and a shared spirit of entrepreneurship.

“On behalf of the United States Government and the American people, I extend best wishes to the people of Nigeria on the 61st anniversary of their independence,” he said.

“The strong partnership between our two countries is based on our common commitment to democracy and diversity and a shared spirit of entrepreneurship.

“As your partner, we will continue to support Nigerian efforts to counter terrorism and insecurity, improve health systems, strengthen democratic institutions, promote respect for human rights, and bolster economic growth including through bilateral trade and investment.

“We value Nigerian leadership on issues including African peace and security, ending the COVID-19 pandemic and building back a more inclusive economy, and reducing greenhouse emissions and creating a clean energy future.

“The United States looks forward to expanding our relationship over the coming year and advancing our mutual interests.”

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