The United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, is currently visiting African countries. This is part of President Joe Biden’s plan to counter China’s growing influence. In Nigeria, urged African leaders to promote democracy and promised that the relationship between the United States and African countries ill not be exploitative. This article by Kabir Yusuf is published by Premium Times Nigeria. Here is an excerpt:
Nigeria deserves a prominent seat wherever the most consequential issues are discussed, the United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has said, adding that his country was ready to partner with Nigeria differently from the exploitative tendencies of the past.
Mr Blinken also urged West African countries to shun authoritarianism and ensure the promotion of democratic ethos in their countries.
Mr Blinken said these Friday in a speech to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), at its headquarters in Abuja.
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