Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar on Tuesday received the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Tuggar received the high ranking diplomat at the Presidential wing of the airport after his plane touched down Tuesday afternoon in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital; the brief airport reception and the exchange of pleasantries was led by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Sen. George Akume.

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During his visit, Blinken is expected to hold bilateral talks with a focus on deepening democracy in the West African subregion, strengthening of trade relations and security cooperation.

A statement on Tuesday by the Special Assistant on Media and Communications Strategy to Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alkasim Abdulkadir said the Minister shall also use the opportunity to urge the US and the wider international community to give serious consideration to multilateral reforms, particularly that of democratising the United Nations Security Council.