Friday, 10 August 2012

Special Report: What Hillary Clinton Told President Goodluck Jonathan And The National Security Council In Abuja On August 9th, 2012

President Jonathan Welcomes Clinton To Presidential Villa Abuja
Well, thank you very much, Mr. President, and those were extremely kind and generous words.

But I appreciate that you know how committed the United States and the Obama Administration is to our partnership with your country. We consider it absolutely vital, and through our bi-national commission, which, as you mentioned, has helped us to expand and deepen our cooperation on a full range of issues, we are working on economic matters, the improvement and the productivity of agriculture, education and health, security, the diversification of your economy, and so much more.

We intend to remain very supportive on your reform efforts.

Thank you for mentioning the work we did together on the elections. We’re also very supportive of the anti corruption reform efforts, more transparency, and the work that you and your team is also championing, because we really believe that the future for Nigeria is limitless.

But the most important task that you face, as you have said, is making sure that there are better opportunities for all Nigerians – north, south, east and west, every young boy and girl to have a chance to fulfill his or her God-given potential. And we want to work with you and we will be by your side as you make the reforms and take the tough decisions that are necessary.

So thank you, Mr. President, for this meeting. 

Hillary Rodham Clinton
U S Secretary of State
Presidential Villa
Abuja, Nigeria
August 9, 2012

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