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Remarks With Nigerian Foreign Minister Ojo Maduekwe Before Their Meeting

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Treaty Room
Washington, DC
March 23, 2009


SECRETARY CLINTON: Good morning. I’m very pleased to welcome to the State Department the foreign minister of Nigeria. He is here with a distinguished delegation, both of ministers from the government and members of the parliament, and we’re delighted that you’re here to discuss so many matters of mutual concern, Mr. Minister.

FOREIGN MINISTER MADUEKWE: Thank you, Secretary. It is indeed a great pleasure and an honor to be here with you.


FOREIGN MINISTER MADUEKWE: We look forward to a great conversation.

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you. Thank you very much.

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PRN: 2009/247


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