The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama in Washington, D.C., as part of the U.S.-Nigeria strategic dialogue. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Onyeama discussed Nigeria’s anti-corruption efforts, the repatriation of stolen assets, expanding trade and investment, and continued security cooperation to bring about the defeat of ISIS-West Africa. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister agreed on the importance of ensuring the Nigerian military upholds the highest standards of professionalism and respect for human rights. They also discussed the more than two million people displaced by the conflict in Nigeria’s northeast. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Onyeama agreed to continue cooperating on global priorities for peace and security.