May 21, 2024

Spokesperson Matthew Miller reported that Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken had a conversation with Nigerian President Bola Tinubu. The Secretary expressed concern about the situation in Niger and the detention of democratically elected President Bazoum. He thanked President Tinubu for his leadership in Nigeria and as Chairman of ECOWAS during this crisis and reiterated his support for efforts to restore constitutional order in Niger.

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