President Bola Tinubu of Nigeria was informed by US Special Presidential Envoy and Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Ambassador Molly Phee, that President Joe Biden has only asked to meet with one other African leader at the UN General Assembly.
The US Envoy observed that the US government has great appreciation for the leadership of the Tinubu-led Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Authority of Heads of State and Government when he made these remarks on Saturday during a visit to President Tinubu at the State House, Abuja.
Although war is not ideal, President Tinubu stated during their discussion with the US Presidential Envoy that the ECOWAS, which he chairs, would not permit the military commanders of the Niger Republic to “insincerely”
While reaffirming US support for the ECOWAS stance, Ambassador Phee offered an exclusive invitation from President Biden to see Tinubu in late September in New York City on the fringes of the UN General Assembly in order to progress negotiations.
“We know there is more we can do to encourage substantial American investment in Nigeria and we are committed to working closely with you to achieve that, as part of efforts to strengthen the Nigerian economy and the regional economy,” the US Special Envoy said. We value your desire to foster an environment that allows for that. You are the first African head of state that President Joe Biden has asked to meet with outside of the UNGA.
It shows how highly he regards your leadership.
On the fringes of the UN General Assembly, President Tinubu accepted the offer to meet with the American President.