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Assistant Secretary of State heads US team to Bi-national Commission meeting

U.S.-Nigeria Bi-national Commission - Assistant Secretary of State Linda Thomas-Greenfield is in Nigeria at the head of the US delegation to the two-day U.S.-Nigeria Bi-national Commission (BNC) meeting scheduled to start Monday in the capital city of Abuja, PANA reported Sunday.

The BNC provides both nations the platform the opportunity to engage in frank, high-level conversations on issues of bilateral concern and a means to turn common cause into creative thinking and coordinated action.

According to the US State Department, BNC working groups have convened ten times since the creation of the BNC framework in 2010.

The Commission reflects the strong U.S-Nigeria bilateral relationship to work together on a broad range of goals, including good governance, transparency, and integrity; regional security; energy and investment; agriculture and food security; and the Niger Delta.

Pana 17/02/2014