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U.S. envoy on Africa visits Nigeria Nov. 7-10

U.S. Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs Tibor Nagy will travel to Nigeria from November 7 to 10, the U.S. Department of State has said.

The Department, in a statement, said would also travel to the United Kingdom, France, Togo, Guinea, and Mali from October 29 to November 7.

The statement said the trip of the U.S. envoy would focus on Africa-U.S. trade ties, youth empowerment, peace and security.

Nagy, during the trip, would also convey his country’s “unwavering commitment to Africa,” the department said.

“During his trip, Assistant Secretary Nagy will focus on promoting stronger trade and commercial ties between the United States and Africa, harnessing the potential of Africa’s youth, advancing peace and security through partnerships, and conveying the United States’ unwavering commitment to Africa.”

“Nagy, while in Nigeria, will have meetings with government officials, religious leaders, civil society organisations, and youth groups, among others, and will deliver a speech at Baze University on U.S.-Africa relations.

The statement read: “The final stop on the trip will be Abuja, Nigeria.

“Assistant Secretary Nagy will have meetings with government officials, members of the American business community, religious leaders, civil society organisations, youth groups, and he will deliver a speech at Baze University on U.S.-Africa relations”.

In the United Kingdom and France, the Assistant Secretary would conduct bilateral meetings with his British and French counterparts.

Nagy would then travel to Lomé, Togo on November 1, where he would meet with Togolese government officials, and lead a regional U.S. Chiefs of Mission Conference.

In Conakry, Guinea on November 2 to 4, the U.S. envoy would conduct bilateral meetings with Guinea government officials, host a business roundtable, and meet with alumni of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).

In Bamako, Mali on October 4 to 7, Nagy would hold meetings with Malian government officials, host a trade and entrepreneurship roundtable, and meet with YALI alumni. (NAN)

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