In a congratulatory statement, United States President Joe Biden has expressed his administration’s unwavering commitment to supporting Nigeria’s President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. President Biden pledged to assist Nigeria in achieving economic growth, strengthening security architecture, and upholding human rights.
Recognizing Nigeria as Africa’s largest democracy and economy, the President emphasized that Nigeria’s success is intertwined with the well-being of the world. He stressed the responsibility of leaders to demonstrate that democracy can effectively address the needs of its people.
President Biden further highlighted the deep people-to-people connections between the United States and Nigeria, fostered by a vibrant Nigerian diaspora residing in the U.S. He expressed enthusiasm for leveraging the ideas and energy generated through this dynamic connection to further strengthen the partnership between both countries.
Affirming the United States’ commitment to Nigeria as a friend and partner, he assured continued close collaboration to contribute to a more peaceful and prosperous future for the world.
As a demonstration of his support, Biden dispatched a presidential delegation led by Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Marcia Fudge, to attend President Tinubu’s inauguration.
President Biden Extends Congratulations to Turkish President, Tayyip Erdogan
U.S. President Joe Biden extended his congratulations to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan for his victory in the second round of Turkey’s presidential election, which is considered to be a highly significant event in the nation’s modern history.
In a tweet, President Biden expressed his anticipation for the continuation of the collaboration between the United States and Turkey as NATO Allies, particularly in addressing bilateral matters and confronting shared global challenges.
The emphasis of President Biden on NATO underscores the American administration’s priority to witness Sweden’s inclusion in the alliance before the Vilnius summit scheduled for mid-July. While Finland recently joined NATO, Sweden’s membership has encountered obstacles due to objections from Turkey and Hungary. Turkey claims that Stockholm provides shelter to individuals affiliated with militant groups that Turkey considers to be terrorists.
The delay in NATO enlargement is not the sole source of tension in the relationship between Washington and Ankara, both of whom are NATO members.
The two allies find themselves at odds on various issues, such as their policies towards Syria, Ankara’s close ties with Moscow, and the potential sale of U.S.-manufactured F-16 fighter jets to Turkey. Analysts predict that these contentious matters will continue to strain their relationship.