November 26, 2022

Biden’s National Security Advisor meets with senior Nigerian officials at White House. They discuss reversing military seizures of power in Burkina Faso, Guinea and Mali

White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan speaks to reporters Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Erin Scott)
White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan speaks to reporters Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Erin Scott)

Last updated on August 14th, 2022 at 09:28 am

United States National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met on Tuesday with Nigerian Presidential Chief of Staff Professor Ibrahim Gambari and Nigerian National Security Advisor Babagana Monguno at the White House. 

Ibrahim Agboola Gambari

“Mr. Sullivan affirmed the Administration’s commitment to collaborate with Nigeria to tackle shared global challenges, including ending the COVID-19 pandemic, building a more inclusive global economy, and combatting the climate crisis,” National Security Council spokesperson Emily Horne said in a statement.

Babagana Monguno

Horne said the leaders also discussed shared concerns about democratic backsliding and political instability in West Africa and the importance of ongoing efforts by the Economic Community of West African States to reverse military seizures of power and restore constitutional order in Burkina Faso, Guinea, and Mali. 

“Mr. Sullivan conveyed U.S. support for Nigeria’s important preparations to hold free and fair elections in 2023 and counter violent extremists and terrorist groups,” Horne said.

President Joe Biden speaks with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari after a meeting on the Build Back Better World initiative, Tuesday, November 2, 2021, during the COP26 U.N. Climate Change Conference at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow, Scotland. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

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