Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 14, 2013

Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) Rick Barton will travel to Nigeria June 16-22, 2013.

Assistant Secretary Barton will travel to Abuja, Lagos, and Port Harcourt to meet with members of the Nigerian Government, civil society organizations, community leaders, business representatives, media, and international donors. The Assistant Secretary will discuss a range of issues, including the security and stability of the Niger Delta.

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PRN: 2013/0732