President Joe Biden of the United States of America has sent his best wishes to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, promising to strengthen the bonds of cooperation between both countries.
Biden’s message was made available on Monday at the official website of the White House, the official residence of the U.S. president. The U.S. presidency, which had earlier sent a powerful diplomatic delegation to attend the swearing-in ceremony of President Tinubu, expressed optimism about strengthening the relationship between both countries.
He had reminded elected leaders in the country to continue to deliver on the dividends of democracy to their people.
In conclusion, he said that “the United States will continue to work closely with Nigeria, as a friend and partner, to deliver a more peaceful and prosperous future for our world.”
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Statement from President Joe Biden Sending Warm Wishes on the Occasion of President Tinubu’s Inauguration in Nigeria
On behalf of the people of the United States, I send warm wishes to the government and people of Nigeria as they inaugurate a new president. My administration has worked to strengthen ties between the United States and Nigeria, and I look forward to continuing this work with President Tinubu to support economic growth, advance security, and promote respect for human rights.
The people-to-people connections between our two countries run particularly deep, nurtured by a vibrant Nigerian Diaspora in the United States. As we further deepen our partnership with Nigeria, I look forward to drawing even more on the ideas and energy of this dynamic connection between our countries.
As Africa’s largest democracy and economy, Nigeria’s success is the world’s success. Elected leaders owe it to their people to show that democracy can deliver for their needs. And the United States will continue to work closely with Nigeria, as a friend and partner, to deliver a more peaceful and prosperous future for our world.