U.S.-Nigeria Nuclear Safety, Security, and Nonproliferation Consultations

Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
May 27, 2010

U.S. and Nigerian officials recently discussed a range of nuclear safety, security, and nonproliferation issues and explored possible areas of cooperation during a May 25 meeting in New York City on the margins of the 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference. State Department Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs, Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, led the U.S. interagency delegation for the consultations. This meeting followed President Obama’s April 11 meeting with then-Acting Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, in which the two leaders agreed to continue to work together on matters of advancing global security, particularly nuclear security and international compliance to the NPT, and Under Secretary for Political Affairs William Burns’ April 24 visit to Nigeria. These discussions mark another step in U.S.-Nigerian bilateral efforts to work more closely together on commonly held international security objectives.

PRN: 2010/687