On the sidelines of the recently finished G20 summit, Nigerian President Bola Tinubu had meetings with the presidents of the US, Germany, and South Korea. Nigeria was a visitor at the summit, which was held in New Delhi, India. The African Union was also given the status of permanent member during that time.
The White House issued the following statement to announce the meeting with Mr. Tinubu: “President Joe Biden met with Nigerian President Bola Tinubu on the sidelines of the G20 in New Delhi, India to reinforce our enduring commitment to the U.S.-Nigeria relationship and to the longstanding friendship between our two countries and peoples.
The President met with the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to expand ties of prosperity for the people of Nigeria
“Nigeria’s invitation to the G20 Summit, according to Mr. Biden, is a recognition of Nigeria’s significant global significance as Africa’s largest democracy and economy. He also praised Mr. Tinubu’s economic reforms in Nigeria and “strong leadership” in ECOWAS. Ajuri Ngalale, the spokesperson for the president, said in a separate statement that Mr. Tinubu also met with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to discuss a possible economic relationship between Nigeria and Germany.