20 September 2011
President Goodluck Jonathan arrived
, Monday night to attend the 66th General Assembly of the United Nations during which he is scheduled to hold a one-on-one meeting with the Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon. New York, United States
THISDAY learnt Monday that Jonathan will discuss in detail
Nigeria's response to the growing threat of terrorism which culminated in the August 26 attack on the UN House in , leading to the death of at least 23 persons. Abuja
Meanwhile, Foreign Affairs Minister, Amb. Olugbenga Ashiru, and
US Secretary of State, Senator Hillary Clinton, will meet in next week, THISDAY has learnt. Washington
The meeting, which will hold on Thursday, September 29, at the State Department, is the first meeting that Ashiru will be holding with
Clinton since his appointment as 's foreign minister. Nigeria
Sources at the State Department and
Nigeria embassy in told THISDAY that the meeting would focus on Nigeria-US Binational Commission, as well as other issues. Clinton and Ashiru would jointly address the press after their meeting. Washington, DC
The Binational Commission agreement was signed in April 2010 and it has four focal points - Good Governance, Transparency, and Integrity; Energy and Investment; Food Security and Agriculture; and Niger Delta and Regional Security.
Since the agreement was signed by Clinton on behalf of US, and the then Secretary to the Federal Government, Ahmed Yayale, on behalf of Nigeria, there had been a series of high-level talks between senior officials of both countries.