Deputy Secretary Campbell’s Travel to Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and France – United States Department of State

Deputy Secretary Kurt M. Campbell will travel to Abuja, Nigeria; London, United Kingdom; and Paris, France April 29–May 3. In Abuja, the Deputy Secretary will co-chair the sixth US-Nigeria Binational Commission (BNC) with Foreign Minister Yusuf Tuggar to discuss the partnership; security cooperation; shared prosperity; Democracy, Governance and Accountability; And movement of people. He will also meet with senior Nigerian government officials, business leaders and civil society representatives.

In London, the Deputy Secretary will participate in bilateral meetings on the Indo-Pacific and AUKUS trilateral security partnership. He will also meet UK counterparts to discuss continued support for Ukraine as well as efforts to achieve a ceasefire and the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza with the release of hostages.

In Paris, the Deputy Secretary will participate in the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) under the chairmanship of Japan under the theme “Co-creating the flow of change: Leading global discussions with a purposeful and credible approach towards sustainable and inclusive development” . In addition to his meetings at the OECD, the Deputy Secretary will meet with French counterparts on support for Ukraine, the PRC’s support for Russia’s war against Ukraine, and the Indo-Pacific dialogue.