Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
April 5, 2010

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nigerian Secretary to the Government of the Federation Yayale Ahmed will inaugurate the U.S.-Nigeria Binational Commission on Tuesday, April 6 at 3:00 p.m., in the Treaty Room at the Department of State.

The U.S.-Nigeria Binational Commission is a strategic dialogue designed to expand mutual cooperation across a broad range of shared interests. The Commission is a collaborative forum to build partnerships for tangible and measurable progress on issues critical to our shared future. We have agreed that the Commission will operate working groups on Good Governance, Transparency, and Integrity; Energy and Investment; Food Security and Agriculture; and, Niger Delta and Regional Security Cooperation. These working groups will meet in either Washington or Abuja over the coming months.

The event will be open to credentialed members of the press.
Pre-set time for cameras: 2:00 p.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access times for journalists and still cameras: 2:30 p.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance.

Press Contacts:
U.S. Department of State
Office of Press Relations
(202) 647-2492

PRN: 2010/388