Nigeria’s Tinubu set to meet US President Biden at U.N. General Assembly

Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu is set to hold talks with U.S. President Joe Biden during the United Nations General Assembly in New York next month, according to his spokesperson on Saturday.

The U.N. General Assembly is slated to take place from September 18 to 26 in New York.

In a statement, Presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale confirmed that Tinubu had accepted the invitation, conveyed by U.S. Presidential envoy and Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Molly Phee.

The two leaders are anticipated to address the situation in Niger. Tinubu, who chairs the regional bloc ECOWAS, is collaborating with other West African heads of government to seek a solution following the military junta’s seizure of power.

Tinubu, who is leading some of Nigeria’s most substantial reforms in decades, has urged for increased U.S. investment in his nation and enhanced collaboration to safeguard democracy in West Africa. This appeal comes in the face of growing instances of coups in the region.

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