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Largest Ever Gathering of the U.S.-Nigeria Binational Commission to Engage on Governance, Regional Security, Energy, and Agriculture

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 1, 2012


On June 4, Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns and Nigerian Foreign Minister Olugbenga Ashiru will launch the seventh gathering of the U.S.-Nigeria Binational Commission, June 4-5 at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C.

On Monday, June 4 at 9:30 a.m., Deputy Secretary Burns and Foreign Minister Ashiru will deliver opening remarks. On Tuesday, June 5 at 2:15 p.m., Deputy Secretary Burns and Nigerian Permanent Secretary Uhomoibhi will deliver closing remarks. A press conference at the conclusion of the meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 5 at 2:45 p.m. The opening, closing, and press conference are open to credentialed members of the media.

Monday, June 4
9:30 to 10:10 – Opening Session
Pre-set time for cameras is 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, June 5
2:15 to 2:35 – Closing Remarks and Signing
2:45 to 2:50 – Press Conference
Pre-set time for cameras is 1:45 p.m.

The United States Institute of Peace is located at 2301 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20037. Journalists should contact Allison Sturma in USIP’s Office of Public Affairs and Communications at and 202-429-4725 or Hilary Renner of the Bureau of African Affairs at or 202-663-0529.

PRN: 2012/876


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