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Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
November 9, 2001


U.S.-Nigeria Law Enforcement Committee Meeting on November 9

On November 9, 2001, Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Rand Beers hosted the first meeting of the U.S.-Nigeria Law Enforcement Committee, in Washington, D.C. The Law Enforcement Committee, established during Nigerian President Obasanjo’s visit to Washington in May 2001, is to improve coordination and cooperation among the law enforcement and security agencies of the two countries on a broad spectrum of issues of mutual concern.

Attorney General Bola Ige led the Nigerian delegation. The two governments discussed a wide range of law enforcement issues, including counternarcotics, extradition, corruption, financial fraud, money laundering, trafficking in persons, immigration crimes, and police modernization. Both delegations concluded a joint declaration with a series of commitments to be carried out by March 1, 2002, and agreed to meet again in six months in Abuja.


Released on November 9, 2001

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