United State Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry, is expected to visit Nigeria next week.
Matters relating to security and counter- terrorism will dominate discussion during the visit.
The U.S Secretary of State will also visit Kenya and Saudi Arabia.
However, Kerry will first visit Kenya before arriving Nigeria on August 23.
In Kenya, he will meet President Uhuru Kenyatta to discuss regional security matters, counter-terrorism cooperation and bilateral trading.
He will also meet with Kenyan Foreign Minister, Amina Mohamed and other foreign ministers in East Africa to discuss key challenges in the region, including the prospects for resumption of a political process in South Sudan, support to Somalia’s political transition and ongoing fight against al-Shabaab.
Kerry will meet with participants of the Young African Leaders Initiative and the Mandela Washington Fellows programs.
In Nigeria, the U.S Secretary of State will meet President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja to discuss counterterrorism efforts, the Nigerian economy, the fight against corruption and human rights matters.
Kerry will thereafter travel to Sokoto where he will deliver a speech on the importance of resilient communities and religious tolerance in countering violent extremism.
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